• Blog >
  • Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses: Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
RSS Feed

Choosing the Right Prescription Sunglasses: Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

Do Not Make These Mistakes When It Comes to Protecting Your Eyes from Sun Damage


At Swan Family Optometry we see many patients dealing with the effects of accumulative damage from the sun's UV rays. Many people do not realize how important eye protection is when it comes to the sun. Even the same people who will take the time to apply sunscreen do not realize they need the equivalent for their eyes. We want to educate our patients about the effects the sun can have on eyes, and let you know about common mistakes many people make that may risk their sight to UV rays each day. If you are in need of updated or new prescription sunglasses call for your appointment today. 

Are You Making These Common Mistakes That Risks Sun damage to Your Eyes?

  • Not wearing sunglasses with 100% UV protection. Not all shades are created equal, make sure if you purchase over the counter sunglasses that they guarantee 100% UV protection. 

  • Not purchasing shades that you will feel good enough to wear at all times. If you won't wear them because of style or comfort reasons then they are not doing their job. It does not take long for UV damage to occur and the harmful effects can accumulate over time. 

  • Wearing shades that you have to change out with eyeglasses to read or see well. If you have sunglasses and eyeglasses then it is time to upgrade to prescription sunglasses so you are not removing your shades just when you need the protection the most. 

  • Not wearing sunglasses year-round. Even though the need is most obvious in the summer, you should wear UV protected shades every time you are in the sun. 

Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment for Prescription Sunglasses

Call us at Swan Family Optometry to learn more about UV eye protection and to schedule your yearly exam. If you do not already have sunglasses in your eyeglass prescription you will want to get a pair as soon as possible. We serve Fair Oaks, CA, with quality optical services. Call today, 916-966-6080.

Exclusive Offer

New private-pay patients receive 25% OFF eyewear on the first visit if you mention this ad!

Office Hours

Monday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday:

10:00 am-5:45 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:45 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:45 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:45 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:45 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Testimonials

  • "Very professional, thorough, helpful, informative and friendly. Great service. Highly recommend."
    A Google User - Fair Oaks, CA

Featured Articles

Read up on informative topics

  • How To Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

    Have you ever wondered what your eyeglass prescription says about your vision? ...

    Read More
  • Are Floaters A Sign Of Something Bigger?

    Worried about floaters? Find out when this common vision symptom can be a sign of a serious problem. ...

    Read More
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do I need to see an eye care provider? Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing for better long-term preservation of eyesight. ...

    Read More
  • Pediatric Ophthlamology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

    Read More
  • Allergies

    Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities. Eye Allergy Causes Medically referred to as allergic ...

    Read More
  • Learning-Related Vision Problems

    Learning disabilities may include dyslexia, math disorder, writing disorder, auditory processing deficits, or visual processing deficits. Although each child with a learning disability is unique, many also have associated visual problems. Addressing these vision disorders may alleviate some symptoms ...

    Read More
  • UV Radiation and Your Eyes

    Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type ...

    Read More
  • How To Protect Your Eyes While Wearing Halloween-Themed Contact Lenses

    Spooky novelty contact lenses can make your Halloween costume even scarier, but are they safe? ...

    Read More
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

    Read More
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles