With summer just around the corner, many of us are thinking about all the hours we plan to spend on the beach, at the golf course, or just outdoors in general. But when we get outside, it’s important that we are properly protected with a quality pair of sunglasses. For those who already wear glasses, clip-ons or oversized sunglasses that fir over glasses is an option, but both can feel bulky and cumbersome. Many opt to simply get a pair of prescription sunglasses. At Dunedin Eyecare serving Dunedin, FL, our optometrist can get you set up with a pair that may be able to help you.
Dunedin Eyecare Offers Eye Exams for Correction and Protection
When you get prescription sunglasses, you are investing in your own eyes, and at Dunedin Eyecare we start the process with eye exams. We want to be sure you can see just as well with your prescription sunglasses as you do with your everyday lenses. Before you're fitted with the right pair of sunglasses, we may check to see that you have an accurate prescription and check your eyes for potential signs of diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
What to Look for in Prescription Sunglasses
Prescription sunglasses are made up of lenses and frames, but it's the lens that is going to offer you the protection you need, and there are many options you'll want to talk to our optometrist about. Lenses for your sunglasses are similar to the lenses for your regular glasses but have added features to protect your eyes from the sun and can help make your eyes more functional even when there is glare.
For many, polarized lenses are highly recommended, especially if you find yourself outside looking at horizontal surfaces. This could mean the road, the water, the beach. or any wide-open area with lots of sunshine. Staying protected from glare assures you can keep your eyes open wide and get the best vision for all that you do.
While the lenses do their job to protect you, it's the frames that bring the style. Just like with your regular glasses, you'll want to keep in mind your face shape as you select the shape of your sunglass’s frames. If you're into designer sunglasses, some of the most popular designer styles can be fitted with your prescription sunglass lenses. If your budget is tighter, we can also help you select something that will still look great, while fitting into your budget.
Visit Us for Eye Exams and Vision Screening from Our Optometrist
While it's common to think of sunglasses when the weather is warm, prescription sunglasses can remain a vital part of eye protection year-round and can protect against eye fatigue and can prevent other problems with eye health down the road. At Dunedin Eye Care, our services cover a wide range of eye care needs from vision screening to contact lenses to sports vision options and more. To learn more, contact us at Dunedin Eyecare in Dunedin, FL, at (727) 733-0443 to schedule an appointment. Our optometrist is here to help with eye exams and vision screening.