Prescription Sunglasses in Fair Oaks, CA
If you could look stylish while also saving your vision, would you do it? Of course you would, and now you can thanks to our selection of sunglasses with UV protection. At Swan Family Optometry we offer designer frames and prescription sunglasses in Fair Oaks to help you protect your vision when outdoors. Learn more about why you should wear sunglasses all year long, and how prescription sunglasses are beneficial.
Prescription Sunglasses and UV Protection
Whenever you are exposed to the sun’s rays, your eyes are absorbing harmful ultraviolet or UV radiation. This radiation can lead to permanent vision loss and eye damage. Furthermore, even if you are wearing sunglasses that are well tinted, you may not be getting the UV protection your eyes need. The sun’s UV rays are reflected throughout the year, even on cloudy days. This is why you should use sunglasses for everyday UV protection. More importantly, if you currently wear eyeglasses you need to have a pair of sunglasses with your prescription lens to ensure you have total sun protection.
Vision Problems Due to UV Radiation
If you do not wear UV blocking sunglasses on a regular basis when you are outdoors, you can be at risk for a number of eye diseases and vision problems. Most notably, your eyes can be harmed similar to having a sunburn. This is called photokeratitis, and it leads to pain, irritation, and red eyes. Lack of sun protection for your eyes can also cause cataracts to form or accelerate in growth. You can also suffer from eyelid cancer from the UV exposure. Another very serious eye disease that can be related to UV exposure, and cannot be cured, is macular degeneration. This age-related eye disease leads to blindness, but wearing sunglasses with UV protection can slow the progression of the disease.
Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses
Sunglasses that block UV rays can protect your eyes and help prevent age-related vision loss. You can reduce the radiation that is entering your eyes and eyelids. However, you need to get your sunglasses at a Fair Oaks optometrist for the best results. Here at Swan Family Optometry we also treat lenses to create prescription sunglasses.
If you are currently using eyeglasses for vision correction, then prescription sunglasses by our eye doctor in Fair Oaks are super important. By using prescription strength lenses on your sunglasses you provide your eyes with UV protection, as well as vision improvements. We offer an extensive line of the latest designer models of eyeglasses that can be fitted with your prescription lens. These include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Converse, Tommy Bahama, and dozens of other name brands.
Our optometrist in Fair Oaks, Dr. Elisabeth Swan, has been providing vision correction for more than 25 years. Let Dr. Swan provide you and your family with UV blocking sunglasses with prescription lenses today. Contact our office at 916-966-6080 to schedule an appointment or for more information about prescription sunglasses in Fair Oaks, CA.