Anytime you go outside during the day, it's a good idea to wear a pair of sunglasses so that your eyes are protected from the elements and the sunlight that can damage them. UV rays are present in sunlight, and these rays can damage your eyes in a variety of ways. If you don't have sunglasses on, you're vulnerable to UV rays as well as glare that can make it harder for you to see. Once you have seen an optometrist and gotten your new prescription, visit Lidya’s Optical to get the glasses and sunglasses you need. With a wide selection, you can get just the right frames.
Sunlight and UV Rays
If you spend a lot of time outdoors without sunglasses, you could face eye damage from the sun's UV rays. These rays can sunburn your corneas and cause a lot of pain. UV rays can also cause cataracts to develop as well as make cataracts that you already have worse. They can also cause other problems such as macular degeneration.
Sunglasses have a lens coating that keeps UV rays from passing through them. Many people get prescription sunglasses so that it's easy to switch their glasses with sunglasses when they go outside. If you wear contact lenses, you can get non-prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes.
The sun isn't the only danger to your eyes outdoors. Sunglasses are also used to block wind and debris from entering your eyes. When you have a lot of exposure to the wind without sunglasses, it can cause you to develop dry eye. This is a condition that can cause eye pain, dryness, and irritation. As the wind blows, it also picks up tiny particles from the environment and these can end up in your eyes and scratch your corneas.
Sunglasses block debris and keep your eyes safer from scratches. Sunglasses can also cut through the glare that is so often present outside. If you get polarized sunglasses, this greatly cuts down the glare that you would see otherwise. Glare can be temporarily blinding while you're outside, but polarized sunglasses allow you to see much easier. They also make objects look sharper and cut through the haze.
Get Your Eyeglasses and Sunglasses at Lidya’s Optical
When you need prescription sunglasses and glasses, bring your prescription to us. We have a wide selection of frames and are happy to help you pick the perfect pair. If you have questions about sunglasses or eyeglasses, or would like to schedule an appointment, call our team today at (508) 290-0050.