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Sunglasses are so much more than stylish accessories. They serve as the first line of defense to protect your eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Vision Source Castle Hills in San Antonio wants you to understand that excessive exposure to UV damage can increase your risk for many eye-health concerns including things like:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Cancer
  • Photokeratitis
  • Others

Most people primarily grab their sunglasses when driving or use them as fashion accessories. Unfortunately, not all sunglasses are up to the challenge of filtering out UV light from reaching your sensitive eyes. You need the invaluable protection sunglasses offer when driving in your car, are on or near the water, and when in the snow to prevent damage to your eyes from the sun’s reflected light.


What Should You Look for in Sunglasses?

In order to get sunglasses that offer appropriate UV protection, you ideally want glasses that block 99 percent of all UVA and UVB rays. The other thing you need to know about sunglasses is that larger sunglasses are better than smaller ones. If possible, consider UV blocking goggles to offer optimal protection, especially when dealing with direct sunlight and reflected light.

Did you know that squinting in the sun can cause wrinkles? Wearing quality sunglasses can help prevent those lines at the corner of your eyes that no one really likes.

Vision Correcting Sunglasses

If you visit your eye doctor and learn that you need corrective lenses for certain vision issues you’re experiencing you might feel that sunglasses are no longer an option for you. The good news is that you can get exceptional quality sunglasses from your eye doctor. In fact, this is a good idea for anyone who needs corrective lenses and spends a fair amount of time outside.

Fortunately, you do not have to sacrifice style to get the eye protection you require. There are many different types of frames available, from high-fashion frames to those that are functional in nature as well as those designed for people who spend a lot of time outdoors playing sports.

At Vision Source Castle Hills in San Antonio, we work with you to identify the right type of prescription sunglasses to meet your needs and the right style so that you are happy with your purchase. Contact us today if you’re having issues related to sun exposure or any other eye health concerns.