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Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

Did you know that sunglasses, or at least sunglass lenses, regularly need to be replaced?

According to a study conducted at the University of São Paulo, the UV protection that sunglasses provide deteriorates over time. You may adore your current ones, but if you’ve been rocking those shades several years, it might be time to get a new pair.

In addition to the UV-blocking properties, anti-reflective and anti-scratch coatings wear down, and the frame material may become brittle over the years.

What to Look for When Getting New Sunglasses

  • Make sure they’re labeled 100% UV protection or UV400.
  • Remember that cheap counterfeit eyewear may not provide much-needed ultraviolet protection and can be dangerous to your eyes. So, if the price of a renowned brand is too good to be true, it’s probably a fake.
  • Consider the size and fit of the sunglasses. Larger wrap-around eyewear is best if you regularly spend a lot of time outdoors, as this style blocks light from all directions.

Get the perfect sunglasses tailored to your vision needs and lifestyle – visit our optical team to prioritize your visual health this summer!

 

References:
https://biomedical-engineering-online.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12938-016-0209-7

 

 

Essential vs. Non-Essential Eye Care

As we navigate new processes and protocols as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be wondering, what’s the difference between Essential and Non-Essential Eye Care.

Essential Eye Care services include treatment for medical conditions, including urgent care needs that keep patients from carrying out their regular daily routines. These include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Broken or lost eyewear
  • Eye trauma
  • Vision loss
  • Contact lens-related pain
  • Flashes or floating objects in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
  • Double vision
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Severe or recurring headaches

We are equipped to handle your Essential Eye Care needs so you do not have visit the ER – which may put you at risk of exposure to infection while also potentially taking from patients with critical conditions having no other alternatives.

Non-Essential Eye Care services might also be called “routine,” and not impeding a patient from his/her day-to-day activities, such as:

  • Routine eye exam with no problems
  • First time routine contact lens fittings

As always, our top priority is always your well-being. If you have questions or concerns about any eye health or eye care services – reach out! We are here to help you in any way we can!