UV rays are dangerous rays from the sun that can harm eyes and cause eye disease such as glaucoma and cataracts if they are not shielded properly. Sunglasses should have a 100% UV rating to block these harmful rays, and that’s why at the offices of Joseph Eng, OD, we offer Paradise sunglasses that all feature a strong UV coating over them. Sunglasses can also shield the skin around the eyes from skin cancer and harmful lesions.
Both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses should have UV protection and enough coverage to shield the eyes from harmful rays. Our prescription sunglasses can come in both regular sunglasses and glasses called Transitions lenses, which change from light to dark depending on the lighting situation. These are great for people who don’t want to wear prescription eyeglass lenses, so that they don’t have to switch between their regular glasses and their sunglasses. Transitions lighten when you walk into a room and when you go back outside into the sunlight, darken back to sunglasses. Sunglasses are also great for glare while driving and while outdoors playing sports such as skiing and volleyball. Ask our knowledgeable staff about our Paradise sunglasses and how they can help you see better.
Besides Paradise sunglasses, we also have regular eyeglass frames and contact lenses. It’s important to come in annually for a yearly exam to check your eyes and make sure that your vision hasn’t changed. Slight changes in vision can signal an eye disease such as glaucoma or cataracts, and the sooner these diseases are caught, the better. Most eye diseases, if caught in time, can be helped before any worse vision changes occur. Eye disease is a serious health risk that should not be taken lightly. For more information, call our offices or check our website for a knowledge base.