Much of the world's population lives in areas with high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. While most people are aware of the dangers of UV exposure to the skin, not as many know that sunlight can also damage the eyes. One way to protect your eyes from damage is to wear sunglasses that offer UV protection.
Some patients may also need prescription glasses. The good news is that you can now get prescription sunglasses, or "transition lenses," that darken in the sun and provide both UV protection and clear vision. We at Santee Vision Care Center Optometry can help you find the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses or transition lenses to keep your eyes healthy and safe. Our optometrist on our optometry team is here to help.
What Are Prescription Sunglasses/Transition Lenses?
Prescription sunglasses or transition lenses are eyeglasses with darkened lenses that are used to protect the eyes from the harmful rays of the sun. These types of lenses are also ideal for people who have light sensitivity or want to reduce glare while driving. Transition lenses are a type of lens that darkens in response to sunlight and reverts to its clear state indoors or in low light conditions.
Why Should I Wear Prescription Sunglasses/Transition Lenses?
There are many benefits to wearing prescription sunglasses or transition lenses. For one, they offer protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun, which can damage your eyesight over time. They can also help to reduce glare and eye fatigue, making them ideal for driving. Because they are available in a variety of styles and colors, you can find a pair that complements your personal style. Our eye doctor can help you find the glasses that are right for you.
How Do I Choose the Right Pair?
When choosing a pair of prescription sunglasses or transition lenses, it’s important to consider the following factors:
The level of UV protection offered by the lenses: Make sure to choose a pair that offers 100 percent UV protection. Get an eye exam to ensure you have the proper prescription.
The tint of the lenses: Darker tints offer more protection from the sun but may make it more difficult to see in low light conditions.
The style of the frames: You'll want to choose a pair of frames that complement your personal style.
Contact Us for Eye Care Services from Our Optometrist on Our Optometry Team
If you're looking for a way to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, prescription sunglasses or transition lenses may be the perfect solution. We at Santee Vision Care Center Optometry have a professional eye doctor that can help you find the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses or transition lenses to suit your needs. Visit us in Santee, CA, for all your eye care needs. Call us at (619) 562-5220 for an eye exam. We are also a Premier Provider of VSP (Vision Service Plan), EyeMed, and most other vision plans.