By now, we all know the importance of protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. We slather the sunblock on and wear a hat to minimize our chances of getting skin cancer, but what about protecting our eyes? When we leave our eyes unprotected from the sun’s UV rays, we increase our risk for vision problems. The great news is our opticians at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care & Surgery Center in Tucson and Oro Valley can help minimize this risk by fitting you with UV protective sunglasses.
With the right sunglasses, you can still make a fashion statement and protect your eyesight. Follow these tips to find the protective eyewear that fits your lifestyle:
Lifestyle: If you are active or go outside regularly, talk to your ophthalmologist about how prescription sunglasses can both optimize your visual performance and protect your eyes.
Larger frames: Wrap-around or larger framed glasses help protect your eyes from all angles.
Polarized optical lenses: If you enjoy spending time near sand, water, or snow, polarized lenses can filter out glare and help you see with clarity.
Photochromic lenses: These lenses shift from clear to dark automatically when exposed to UV rays.
Additionally, ask your eye doctor for assistance to ensure the lenses you choose offer 100% UVA and UVB protection.
Most people don’t start thinking about UV protective glasses until they are older. However, studies indicate we receive 75-80% of our UV exposure before the age of 18. So, the earlier we protect our eyes, the better.
From eye exams to eyewear fittings, Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, Hunter & Associates Eye Care & Surgery Center has you covered. Our opticians can help you choose the perfect eyewear and protective lenses for your personal style and face shape. Call 520-293-6740 or visit us online to schedule your next appointment.