When you are outdoors, there are a lot of risks to your eyes. When you wear sunglasses, you can protect your eyes in multiple ways. If you need sunglasses, visit Blue Ridge Vision to pick out the perfect pair. If you would like prescription sunglasses, you need to see the eye doctor for an eye exam. Call our Blue Ridge office to schedule a time to see our optometrist, Dr. Bonner.


UV Protection

One of the most important ways that sunglasses protect your eyes is by shielding them from UV rays. The radiation from the sun is damaging to the eyes in many ways, and it can cause a number of vision problems. These problems include cataracts and macular degeneration. UV rays can also cause a sunburn on the cornea when the eyes are not shielded. Sunglasses have a coating on them that blocks anywhere from 99% to 100% of UV rays. When you choose your sunglasses, they will generally have a sticker on them that indicates how much of the UV rays they block.

Wind and Debris

When the wind is high, you can run the risk of developing dry eye when your eyes are unprotected. If you wear sunglasses, it protects you from the wind which can easily dry out the eyes. The wind also blows tiny debris particles and those can blow into your eyes. This is a common cause of cornea scratches that can be highly painful as well as damaging. When you wear sunglasses, your eyes are blocked from the debris that blows in the wind so that scratches are less likely.

Choosing the Best Sunglasses

When you are picking your sunglasses in our optical center, it is important to pay attention to the color and shape of the frames. Many people choose black frames, but you should hold them up to your skin and hair to make sure that black looks good with them. You might want to choose brown or tortoise-shell frames or even another color if they look better with your coloring. The shape of the frames can also affect the way you look. Try a few different shapes to see how they make your face look. You may find that some shapes look much better on you than others.

Get Your Sunglasses in Blue Ridge, GA

When you need to see an eye doctor to get sunglasses, our team at Blue Ridge Vision is here to help. Call our team today at (706) 946-4455 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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