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Sunglasses are not simply something you wear to dim the sunlight on bright days. They serve an important function, protecting your eyes from ultraviolet light. As with your skin, too much UV light can cause damage to your eyes. Being outdoors in bright sunlight without eye protection can lead to the early development of cataracts. If your lenses block out both UVA and UVB rays, you will have adequate protection for your eyes. Your Plano eye doctor can help you find the best sunglasses for your unique needs.
Primarily, you want your sunglasses to look good. You can find a wide range of designer frames that will help you look your best, whenever you don your sunglasses. Brand names such as Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss, DKNY, Versace, Gucci, Emporio Armani and Brooks Brothers for Plano eyeglasses can ensure you have the most stylish sunglass frames that will suit your look and your mood.
You should choose a lens shape that balances the shape of your face. Individuals with a round face should avoid repeating that shape with round lenses. Instead, choose a squared or more angular shape. Individuals with a triangular shaped face should avoid large sunglass frames that emphasize the proportion of the upper face.
Many individuals who engage in outdoor sports and activities spend long periods of time in bright sunlight. For these individuals, making sure that sunglasses filter out ultraviolet light is critical to protecting vision. Polycarbonate lenses are available for those who need sunglasses that can withstand impacts. Other sunglass wearers may require polarized lenses to reduce glare, for activities such as fishing. Those who spend time outdoors should choose darker lenses, to allow better vision in bright sunlight. Lighter sunglass lenses can be used for everyday use. Your Plano optometrist can advise you on the best sunglasses for your unique needs.
Another option is sunglasses with lenses that darken automatically in response to changing light conditions. These glasses may be the best option for individuals whose work takes them in and out of buildings frequently and eliminates the need for constantly changing eyewear. These photochromatic lenses can also be a good for individuals who constantly misplace their prescription sunglasses or those who find carrying extra pairs of glasses inconvenient.
Dr. Mark Taroyan has years of experience in providing eye care for the resident of Plano, TX and surrounding communities. He can help you determine the appropriate sunglasses for your needs to ensure your eyes are protected from the bright Texas sun. With a variety of brand name frames and specialized lenses, we can ensure that you have the sunglasses that not only make you look good but also provide the best protection for your eyes.
Contact Omni Eye Care Center today at (972) 985-7888 for an appointment to discuss sunglasses for your particular vision care needs.