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Sight-Saving Sunglasses at The VisionCenter of West Texas
If you always thought of sunglasses as cool fashion accessories, you're in a good company where these popular glasses are concerned. But high-quality sunglasses do more than simply look good -- they also perform the critical role of preventing dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation from irritating or damaging your eyes. Since you can't always know how protective those store-bought protective lenses really are, your best is to get your sunglasses from our eye doctors at The VisionCenter of West Texas.
Why Sunglasses Are Essential for Eye Care
Sunglasses should always be part of your outdoor eye care routine. UVA and UVB are the two types of ultraviolet radiation that penetrate Earth's atmosphere to reach our bodies -- and our eyes. This radiation lies below the visible range, but the damage it can do is evident enough. UV exposure is associated with such sight-robbing eye conditions as cataracts and macular degeneration, as well as the painful "snow blindness" (photokeratitis) familiar to many outdoor enthusiasts. Your eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes may also sustain damage, including deadly melanoma, premature aging, and other abnormal conditions.
Donning a pair of sunglasses to block UV sounds simple enough. But no matter how soothing that ultra-dark tint may be for your eyes, you're not necessarily getting much UV protection from it. Only protective lenses rated "UV 400" block 99 to 100 percent of all wavelengths up to 400 nanometers, ensuring that you're safeguarded against the invisible UV radiation. (In fact, a dark tint without such protection dilates your pupils to let even more damaging radiation into the eye.)
Protective Lenses from Our Optometrists near Lubbock
The eye doctors at our vision center can make sure your eyes are properly protected, fitting each member of your family with sunglasses that combine stylish looks, glare-busting tint, and full UV filtering. In addition to our non-prescription sunglasses, our optometrists near Lubbock can create prescription glasses based on an up-to-date eye exam. If you're constantly moving between indoor and outdoor environments, you might even opt for photochromic everyday glasses that do double duty as sunglasses.
We offer an extensive range of from colors and shapes from the world's leading designers, ensuring that the finished product will suit your taste, style, and facial structure perfectly. Choose from:
- Xperio polarized from Essilor (the highest quality polarized lens for prescription eyewear needs)
- Medium quality brands such as Maui Jim, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Under Armour and Wiley X
- Safety eyeglasses from Wiley X, Under Armour and OnGuard
Polarized lenses are an additional option that you may want to select for your sunglasses -- especially if you like to drive over shimmering highways, fish on sparkling waters or play on dazzling beaches. Polarized lenses have a special filter that blocks light reflected off such surfaces, dramatically reducing glare and improving visibility.
Call The VisionCenter of West Texas, in Lubbock, for an Eye Exam Today!
If you're searching for fabulous-looking sunglasses that protect your eyes and fit your prescription perfectly, The VisionCenter of West Texas is more than happy to oblige. Contact us at 806-793-1927 to schedule an eye exam and learn more about our wide range of sunglass options!