When you go outside you need to have your eyes protected from the sun. Prescription glasses both correct your vision and darken the sunlight that comes through them. To get these sunglasses, you need to have an eye exam from an optometrist. At Jackson Eye in Fairburn, we offer eye exams, new prescriptions, eyeglass frames, and sunglasses.
Sunglasses offer a lot of protection against the elements, and they can help your eyes to be healthier. It also doesn't hurt that they look great when worn. Set up your appointment with our optometrist to get an eye exam for your new eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses.
UV Ray Protection
One of the most damaging aspects of sunlight is the UV rays that come from it. UV rays can damage your eyes in several ways. They can cause your eyes to develop macular degeneration which can seriously impact your vision. They can also cause cataracts to start and existing ones to get worse. They can cause your corneas to become sunburned and painful. When you wear sunglasses, the lenses have a coating on them that will block all, or almost all, of the UV rays that try to get through the lenses. Most sunglasses block anywhere from 99% to 100% of all the UV rays shining on your eyes.
Protection from the Elements
When you have prescription sunglasses, it's easy to switch them out with your eyeglasses so that you always see your best. Sunglasses offer protection to your eyes from wind and debris. Wind blowing in your eyes, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors, can cause you to develop dry eye syndrome. It causes this by drying up the tear film that's on the front of your eyes before new fluid can be made.
Dry eye can be painful and cause eye pain, headaches, and more. Sunglasses also protect your eyes from the debris that is blowing in the wind. Corneal scratches are often caused by the wind driving this debris into your eyes. Getting polarized sunglasses can also save you from seeing the glare that the sun can cause so that you see better when the sun is out.
Get Your New Prescription Sunglasses at Jackson Eye
An optometrist can provide a fresh vision prescription to ensure your next pair of prescription sunglasses provide the clearest vision possible. If you live in or around Fairburn and are considering prescription sunglasses, contact Jackson Eye to schedule an appointment by calling us at (770) 629-4351.