Choosing the right sunglasses

Choosing the Right Sunglasses

Sunglasses are necessary for anyone who spends time outdoors during the day. With the abundant sunlight in the Houston area, it's important to have sunglasses with you at all times, whether you're outside or in your vehicle. Many people who wear glasses also opt for prescription sunglasses to ensure clear vision while protecting their eyes. It's easy to switch back and forth between regular glasses and sunglasses. To obtain the sunglasses you need, make sure to get your latest prescription by scheduling an eye exam with an optometrist. When you're ready for your optometry appointment, call Executive Eye Care in Houston to make an appointment.

UV Rays and Wind

When you're outdoors or driving, UV rays can pose a serious threat to your eyes. This form of radiation can cause eye conditions and even sunburn the front part of your eyes. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can worsen existing cataracts and contribute to macular degeneration, a severe eye disease that can lead to vision loss. When choosing sunglasses, opt for models that block either 110 or 99% of UV rays to ensure adequate protection. Look for a sticker on the lenses indicating UV-blocking capabilities.

Additionally, when you're not wearing sunglasses, the wind can be a source of discomfort for your eyes. Frequent exposure to wind can lead to a painful condition known as dry eye. When selecting sunglasses, opt for frames with adequately large lenses to provide sufficient eye protection.

Choosing the Frames

When choosing sunglasses, consider frames that flatter your face shape. The shape of the frames can impact how your face appears. Try on different shapes and see how they complement your features. If the frames harmonize with your face and don't overly emphasize its roundness or squareness, you've found a suitable pair.

Get Your Sunglasses at Executive Eye Care

To ensure your eyes are well-protected and to maintain a stylish look, visit an optometrist to obtain your latest prescription for sunglasses. Schedule an optometry appointment by calling our Houston office at (713) 225-2600.