Without protection, your eyes can be permanently damaged by ultraviolet rays. UVA and UVB rays contribute to vision loss over time. Specifically, they cause the development of cataracts (vision clouding) and macular degeneration (loss of central vision). UV rays are especially harmful to people taking certain medications, such as sulfa drugs, diuretics, tranquilizers, and birth control pills.
To protect your vision now and in the future, invest in a pair of quality sunglasses from a Calgary eye care provider.
CHOOSE WELL-MADE SUNGLASSES
If you choose a pair of sunglasses at the drugstore, they might protect you from bright light, but they might do little to filter out harmful UV rays. Also, poorly made glasses often contain flaws or distortions, which can make your eyes work harder to focus and result in headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
FIND THE RIGHT SUNGLASSES FOR YOUR NEEDS
At Crowfoot Vision Centre, we offer a variety of sunglass types to meet every need. Our sunglasses block 99–100% of UV radiation.
See just as well outdoors as you do inside with prescription sunglasses. Prescription sunglass lenses are available in nearly every prescription. Even if you have astigmatism, a high sphere, or require multifocal lenses, we can find a pair of prescription sunglasses that will perfectly suit you.
Combine the best of both worlds with lenses that darken when you move into bright light. Also called photochromatic lenses, they provide 100% UV protection. These sunglasses are ideal for outdoor sportsmen and people who want to be able to see clearly in all conditions.
Polarized lenses can filter out 100% of UV radiation and improve your view of the world around you without a prescription. The lenses bring out colours, making the world look sharp and vibrant. They also allow you to see precise details. The most powerful protection they provide is against glare: you won’t need to squint in bright light, even around snow and bodies of water.