Sunglasses can be highly beneficial in protecting your eyes. They also look great when worn. When you want to protect your eyes and look great at the same time, it’s important to choose the type of glasses that will suit your style and condition. Our optometrist at Executive Eye Care in Houston, TX, can help you find a pair with a prescription that can help you see clearly and keep your eyes healthy. You can learn about some frequently asked questions regarding sunglasses below:
When Should I Wear Sunglasses?
It's important to wear sunglasses anytime you're outside or in a vehicle during the day, as they can protect your eyes from elements like UV rays. Even if it doesn't seem very sunny, you are still helping preserve your vision with sunglasses.
How Do Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes?
Sunglasses can provide maximum protection from wind and UV rays. Windy weather can cause a condition called dry eye syndrome. This syndrome can be uncomfortable and cause symptoms such as redness, burning, and mucous in each eye. Sunglasses can help to block out wind and prevent any of these symptoms from occurring. Sunglasses are especially important if you participate in activities outside like biking or running, as they can protect from flying debris or bugs.
It is also important to protect your eyes from UV rays. When you are exposed to a lot of UV exposure, it can sunburn your eyes. It can also cause a number of eye diseases or conditions, such as macular degeneration and cataracts, which can cause vision loss.
How Do You Choose the Best Sunglasses?
When it's time to choose your sunglasses, we recommend trying several pairs to see how they look on your face. The shape of the frames should complement your facial features. Try on a few different shapes to see which would be best for your face. Then, it will be time to choose the darkness of the glasses. It can be helpful to step outside while trying them on to see how they darken. If you find that it is difficult to see, choose a pair that is less dark. You can also choose the color of the frames and the lenses, which come in a variety of different shades. You might select brown, black, or even mirrored lenses to suit your style and vision.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
Whether you are considering sunglasses with or without a persecution, our team at Executive Eye Care in Houston, TX, can help. Contact us (713) 225-2600 to schedule your consultation with our optometrist. We look forward to helping you find a pair of sunglasses that will protect your eyes when you’re walking or driving around in the sunshine!