Six Reasons You Need Prescription Sunglasses

When it comes to your eye health, ensuring that you’re staying safe and your vision is protected can be difficult. Whether it’s finding time to go get your eyes checked at an eye doctor or it’s finding and buying the right pair of glasses, it can be difficult to take care of your eyes and your vision. However, taking the time to protect your vision can help you to thrive throughout the years and ensure that your vision doesn’t suffer! Protecting your vision and your eyes from the harsh Arizona sun is important, which is why we’ve pulled together six reasons you need prescription sunglasses.

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Ensure You Can See At All Times

While it may seem like a no-brainer, one of the top reasons we recommend getting prescription sunglasses is to ensure that you can see clearly at all times. Regardless if you have vision problems that make it difficult to see without glasses or if your prescription is low enough that you don’t need your prescription too much, protecting your vision with sunglasses is a great choice. Prescription sunglasses not only make your vision clearer, but of course help to block out harsh, bright rays of the sun, keeping your vision clear at all times.

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Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

While many people know the dangers of sun damage when it comes to skin health, they don’t always realize that their eyes are susceptible to sun damage, as well! Of course, you can’t put sunscreen in your eyes, but the best way to protect your eyes from sun damage is to wear sunglasses when you’re outside. Even when it’s cloudy outside, if it’s bright enough for sunglasses to be useful, it’s bright enough for your eyes to get sun damage when you’re outside.

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Reduce Signs Of Aging

Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes themselves from getting damaged, they also protect the sensitive, thinner skin around your eyes from sun damage and the UV rays that cause aging, fine lines, and dull skin. While many people try to prevent aging in these areas with creams, beauty treatments, serums, and more, using products in these areas can sometimes backfire. If you sweat too much, the products are harsher than your skin can handle, or if those products get in your eyes, you’re less likely to receive the benefits of these products, and they may even do more harm than good. By wearing your prescription sunglasses regularly while outside, you can help to prevent harsh UV rays from damaging that skin without resorting to expensive eye creams or beauty treatments.

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Help Prevent Macular Degeneration & More

There are also connections between too much UV exposure to your eyes and the development of macular degeneration. By wearing your prescription sunglasses regularly, you can help to protect your eyes from developing this or other diseases that have been linked to too much UV exposure in the eyes. Additionally, if you have already been diagnosed with macular degeneration, you may be able to help slow the progression by consistently protecting your eyes from sun exposure.

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Lessens Your Chance of Developing Cataracts

Cataracts are when the normally clear lens within your eye begins to cloud over. While there are many causes and contributing factors when a person develops this condition, one of the best ways to help prevent it and to ensure your eyes stay healthier for longer is to wear sunglasses. However, not just any sunglasses will do to help prevent cataracts. Instead, you need to be sure that your lenses are blocking both UV-A and UV-B rays to fully protect your eyes and ensure that you have clear vision for years to come!

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Also Helps To Block Blue Light

With the rise of people working with screens or using screens throughout their workday, dealing with blue light has become a fact of modern life. However, did you know that there’s also blue light outside? Many sunglasses are designed to naturally filter out blue light, helping to lower your exposure to it and ensure that your eyes stay safer and healthier for longer.

Schedule an Eye Exam Today!

At Visions Optique, our team is dedicated to helping our patients understand the best way to keep their eyes healthy, clear, and seeing well! From wearing sunglasses to getting regular eye exams, with the help of the Visions Optique team, you can more easily care for your eyes and find glasses that you love, including sunglasses! Schedule your eye exam today!

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