Sunglasses are most often used to protect the delicate tissues of your eyes (both inside, under and around) from damaging UV rays. Sunglasses also make it much easier to see when the sun is bright and in your face! Sports sunglasses are an essential tool for athletes–both on the amateur and professional level. Beyond all these practical uses for sunglasses is the fashion statement they can make. Never before have you had the ability to say so much about yourself through your sports wear! Learn about the different types of sunglasses available to you, including polarized lenses and the latest brands and fashion designs by visiting our Denver Optical Masters locations.
The Dangers of UV Rays
While many are aware of the dangers of skin exposure to the sun’s powerful rays, less are aware of the damage these same rays can have on your eye health. Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays can cause eye cancer, eye damage, including cataracts, and macular degeneration. For sunglasses to offer you the protection you need, you need to make sure they block at least 99% of UVB rays and at least 95% of UVA rays. How you plan on using your sunglasses should dictate the amount of cover the sunglasses should provide for your eyes. If you will be spending extensive time in the sun, you will want to make sure that your eyes will be adequately protected from side or top light entering.
Kinds of Sunglasses
Depending on your unique needs you can choose sunglasses to serve a wide range of purposes. Non-prescription options offer you all kinds of dramatic designs and color choices. Performance options offer you more flexibility, durability and lens quality than other kinds because they need to be stronger for the sports and outdoor activities they will be used in. Polarized sunglasses filter glare helping your eyes be more comfortable when you are on the water, driving or participating in athletics. Prescription options are available for people who need the sun protection AND the optics. Whatever your needs may be, we can help you find what will work best for you.
Call for an Sunglasses Consultation
Sunglasses protect, enhance, and support your vision. Knowing which sunglasses would work best for you, your looks, your life, and your needs can feel overwhelming if you are trying to make those decisions on your own. When it comes to eyewear, Optical Masters is here to help you succeed with both your look and your results. Located at two convenient Denver locations–King Soopers Shopping Center off of South Monaco Parkway in Denver and at the Brentwood Shopping Center on Federal Boulevard–Optical Masters can offer you top-rate eye care services and help you with your eye health goals.