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Our Phoenix Optometrist Discusses the Importance of Sunglasses

Sunglasses have been popular since their invention, so it's no surprise that you can find many options for them in a variety of outlets. What makes them so special, and why should you make sure to have one or more pairs of your own? Here are some answers from Eye Doctors of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ:

woman smiling wearing sunglasses

Why Wear Sunglasses?

From an optometrist's perspective, the answer is simple: To protect your eyes. Sunny days are filled with UV rays, blue light, and overall extreme brightness. A good pair of sunglasses blocks all of these things, thereby reducing your risk of problems like cataracts, abnormal growths, retinal damage, and even eye sunburns.

The other reason to wear them is for fashion. Sunglass frames come in all sorts of shapes and colors and tend to be bolder than those used for everyday lenses. This makes it easy to use them as fashion statements. Of course, regular frames can hold sun lenses as well, so if you prefer the subdued look, you're covered.

Prescription Sunglasses

These sunglasses are available from your eye doctor's optical shop, and they contain your prescription just like your clear glasses do. They offer many options that aren't available with the types of sunglasses that can be bought off the shelf, such as anti-scratch coating, anti-reflective coating, polarization, and, of course, your prescription.

Why Wear Prescription Sunglasses?

You should wear them to get the same good vision that you'd get from your other prescription glasses. Then, you don't have to give up sun protection to be able to see well.

Why Buy Your Sunglasses at Eye Doctors of Arizona?

Buying your sunglasses here ensures that you will get high-quality lenses whether or not you need a prescription. This eliminates common problems with off-the-shelf options, such as distortion, poor fit, lack of lens durability, and uneven tinting. You can also customize your lens options to meet your needs. Add anti-glare, anti-scratch, mirror tinting, anti-smudge, and other coatings to get the exact functionalities you need.

Our frame selection is the other reason you should choose us as your source of sunglasses. We offer a great array of both regular and sunglass frames, so you can get the exact pair you want no matter what your face shape may be.

Contact Eye Doctors of Arizona in Phoenix to Schedule an Appointment Today

To get a new pair of sunglasses made, just stop into our optical shop and talk to our optician. If you need a new prescription too, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists or our optometrist first. Give us a call at 602-257-8280 to schedule an appointment today.