Five Reasons Why Patients May Consider Prescription Sunglasses

Sunglasses are often thought as a fashion statement, but they actually serve a purpose and function—to protect your eyesight. There are many ways in which prescription sunglasses help maintain eye health, and the team at Southside Eye Care is here to break it down for you!

  • Prescription sunglasses block blue light. Blue light, or HEV (high-energy visible) light is commonly known for being emitted by our electronic devises, but it also exists in the normal spectrum of visible light in the outdoors. Protection from blue light is important as it can contribute to macular degeneration.
  • Prescription sunglasses reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Cataracts is a condition that can happen to anyone, but reducing exposure to sunlight can reduce one’s risk of cataracts. In fact, approximately 20% of cataract cases may be prevented with protection from UVA and UVB rays.
  • Prescription sunglasses reduce the signs of aging. When you are out in bright light on a regular basis, you will find yourself squinting. The skin around the eyes are extremely delicate and easily subjected to the development of fine lines and wrinkles, specifically “crow’s feet.” Wearing prescription sunglasses reduces these risks and helps men and women maintain their youthful appearance.
  • Prescription sunglasses protect the eyes from injury. Patients who wear prescription sunglasses and other types of eyewear during certain activities can reduce their risk of injury by protecting their eyes from projectiles. Projectiles may be caused by lawnmowing, vehicles, or even power tools in use.
  • Prescription sunglasses ensure UV protection. All sunglasses are required to provide some UV protection, though paying more for a brand name doesn’t mean that you’re getting better protection than off-brand sunglasses. By investing in your eyesight with your trusted eye doctor, you can be sure you are protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays!

Are You Interested In Prescription Sunglasses?

Speak to the team at Southside Eye Care to learn more about obtaining a pair of prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes. Drs. Michael Keverline, Theodore Hallberg, and Elizabeth Chiang can be reached for an appointment by calling (757) 484-0101. Visit the practice at 3206 Churchland Boulevard in Chesapeake, VA for quality, comprehensive eye care solutions!


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