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Importance of Sunglasses and UV Protection

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Importance of UV Protection in Sunglasses: Vision Guide from Your Optometrist in Dallas

Whether it's the over-sized Manhattans on Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's or it's the classic Wayfarers on Bruno Mars, a great pair of sunglasses adds that instant touch of cool. Sunglasses define your style, but selecting the right shades requires more than picking an attractive pair. When it comes to UV protection, all sunglasses are not created equal. For the best value, follow this vision guide from your optometrist in Dallas.

Sunglasses Technology Matters for Eye Care

Buying a quality pair of sunglasses from a reputable brand at your eye doctor rather than selecting an inexpensive pair from a discount retailer makes a difference. Sunglasses technology matters for eye care. You need sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays to prevent damage to the cornea, including damage that can lead to cataracts and growths. It doesn't matter how dark the lenses if the tag does not certify both protections, they're not worth your money because they are only shading against the sun's glare. Those gas station glasses actually leave your eyes more susceptible to UV damage than if you wore no shades and simply squinted.

Sunglasses from your eye doctor offer the latest technologies crafted by trusted brands using the finest materials for long-lasting UV protection.

  • Polarized lenses use a special filter to block the glare reflected from flat surfaces. Polarized lenses are ideal for driving and engaging in outdoor activities, such as boating, cycling, and jogging.
  • Transitions are a savvy, money-saving choice if you wear prescription eyeglasses as they darken when you step outside and transition back to normal lenses once inside.

Find Your Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

At Insight Complete Eye Care, we carry independent, luxury brands including Dita, SALT and Oliver Peoples. Plus, we have the latest designs from one of the biggest names in shades: Rayban. Call our office today (214-739-8611) to find your perfect pair. Our eye care professionals are eager to help. Our boutique office is located at 8611 Hillcrest Rd #140, Dallas, TX 75225.

What's your favorite famous pair of shades? Let us know below.