Quality Prescription Sunglasses in Middletown and New Castle, DE
Do you know if your sunglasses offer adequate protection from the sun? Unfortunately, many generic pairs of sunglasses don't, especially if they're sold at gas stations and other retail stores. Our Middletown and New Castle optometry team doesn't want you to take a gamble on your vision and eye health, which is why we recommend UV-blocking sunglasses. At our clinics, we even offer brand-name prescription sunglasses and various styles for you to find the pair you love!
Why Wear Sunglasses?
At our Middletown and New Castle optometry clinics, we encourage patients to wear sunglasses regularly when going outside. Sunglasses that are designed to block ultraviolet rays from the sun, helping to protect your eyes and help you see better.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is invisible, but when it comes in contact with cells in your skin or eyes, it can accelerate aging and cause damage. In the short term, this can lead to a painful "sunburn" on the eyes, known as photokeratitis.
But as the American Optometric Association points out on their website, excessive exposure to UV radiation may increase the risk of future long-term vision problems, too, including cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and cancer of the eyelid or even eye itself.
For this reason, we encourage people to wear UV-blocking sunglasses when outside, even on cloudy days (because UV rays can get through clouds) and especially in environments with a lot of glare (e.g., snow, sand, and water).
The Benefits of Wearing Prescription Sunglasses
Prescription sunglasses add an extra level of safety and effectiveness for all your outdoor vision and eye care needs. Here are a few key benefits our patients enjoy from their prescription sunglasses:
- Prescription sunglasses are vetted by licensed, board-certified optometrists, so you can trust they are designed to offer high-quality UV protection that prevents as much UV radiation as possible from penetrating your eyes and surrounding skin
- They'll help cut down on glare, improving your outdoor vision and comfort (especially beneficial for people with heightened light sensitivity)
- Prescription sunglasses allow you to drive, read, and do other common tasks without the need for contacts nor the hassle of wearing your regular glasses
Contact Us for Quality Eye Care in Middletown or New Castle, DE
If you live in the New Castle or Middletown area and are looking for high-quality sunglasses from quality brands like Puma, Prada, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs, our team is ready to help. We can work with you to ensure your prescription is up to date and help you find the pair of sunglasses that best suits your needs. Contact us at Middletown Eye Care at (302) 378-8818 or at New Castle Eye Associates at (302) 276-0170.