High-Quality Prescription Sunglasses from Our Greer Eye Doctor
A bright, sunny day makes you want to get outside and have all kinds of fun, but you don't want to leave the house without your sunglasses. UV (ultraviolet) rays can do a tremendous amount of cumulative damage to your eyes and vision, while visible glare can blind you to potential hazards. Fortunately, you can get prescription sunglasses that protect you against these issues at Blue Ridge Vision. Our Greer eye doctor, Dr. Johnson, can fit you with the ideal combination of vision correction, UV protection, and designer fashion.
UV Protection: A Preventative Eye Care Essential
Ultraviolet radiation exists just under the visible light range (and just above X-rays) on the spectrum, with a wavelength range of 10 nanometers to 400 nanometers. This range of radiation can be very harmful to human tissues, especially the eyes. The most dangerous type of UV, UVC, is filtered out by the atmosphere, but UVA and UVB rays can still make their way to your skin and eyes. A cloudy day can expose you to even more intense UV radiation than a sunny day, depending on how the clouds refract the rays. UV protection for your eyes is a critical matter because UV exposure can cause problems such as:
- Photokeratitis, a painful "sunburn" of the eye, also known as snow blindness
- Macular degeneration, a loss of central vision that develops later in life
- Cataracts, white masses of proteins in the lenses of the eyes that cause visual distortion and blindness
- Cancers of the eyes and eyelids
UV isn't the only danger on a sunny day. Blinding glare can make driving, playing outdoor sports, or even walking across the busy street a dangerous proposition. A dark tint that blocks visible glare won't do anything about UV; you need to make sure your sunglasses are capable of filtering both.
Fashionable Protective Eyewear from Our Greer Optometrist
Our Greer optometrist can ease your mind and enhance your look with beautiful prescription sunglasses in a variety of designer frame options. Your prescription sunglasses will correct your vision just as accurately as your everyday glasses. Better yet, you'll be getting frames that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. We can even offer you extra options, such as polarized lenses, which block reflected glare from bright surfaces such as highways, sand, and water.
Get Your Sunglasses at Blue Ridge Vision
Our eye care center has the sunglasses you need in styles you can't resist, so don't delay. Call Blue Ridge Vision at 864-877-3031 to schedule an eye exam, get an updated prescription, and start browsing our optical department for the perfect pair of sunglasses!