Sunglasses at Indigo Vision Center
Whether it's winter or summer, it's essential to wear sunglasses anytime you are outside. Sunglasses protect the eyes from various risks. If you wear eyeglasses, it can be helpful to get prescription sunglasses so that it's easy to switch from one to the other when the need arises. If you want sunglasses, whether prescription or not, we offer a wide variety at our Georgetown office. Make an appointment at Indigo Vision Center for your next eye exam and to find the sunglasses that are right for you.
Protection from UV Rays
When you are out in the sun, UV rays from the sun can penetrate your eye and cause vision-related problems. It is even possible to get a sunburn on your cornea. UV rays are also known to cause cataracts or worsen the condition. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage and changes in the eye tissues.
Most sunglasses today provide excellent UV ray protection. When you are looking for your next pair of sunglasses, make sure that the label says "UV 400." This designation means that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent eye protection. Sunglasses will keep your eyes safe from these harmful rays.
Protection from the Wind
If you have ever had the wind blow directly into your eyes, you know how uncomfortable it can make your eyes. Spending time outdoors means that there will be plenty of wind and breezes that blow into your eyes, causing dry eye syndrome and other eye-related issues. Dry eye syndrome can cause irritation, blurry vision, and even pain. When you wear sunglasses, you block most of that wind from getting into your eyes so that your eyes do not get dried out.
Protection from Debris
When the wind blows, debris rides along with it. It's common for the wind to blow tiny particles into the eye. This can cause scratches on the cornea that can be extremely painful and irritating. These scratches can lead to other eye problems when left untreated. Sunglasses help block these particles from entering your eye.
Find Your Next Pair of Sunglasses at Indigo Vision Center
We provide a wide range of sunglass options at our Georgetown office. If you normally wear glasses to correct your eyesight, you may enjoy a non-prescription pair of clip-ons or wraparound sunglasses that fit over your lenses. However, if you'd rather not wear that much equipment on your head, you can order a pair of prescription sunglasses or transition glasses that darken when exposed to bright light.
If you are looking for quality eye care in Georgetown, contact our team at Indigo Vision Center today. Our optometrist is dedicated to providing our patients the eye care services they need to maintain their vision and eye health for years to come. Call us today to learn more about what sunglasses are right for you.