At Woodlands Eye Associates our primary concern is your eye health. So, one of the major way to protect your eyes is with sunglasses. Sunglasses help you in two important ways. They filter light and they protect your eyes from damaging ultra-violet (UV) rays. Mounting evidence shows that exposure to UV rays can damage your eyes. Long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, or skin cancer around the eyelids. Sunglasses should be worn when you are outdoors so you can protect your eyes.
You should choose sunglasses that:
- reduce glare
- filter out 99-100% of UV rays
- protect your eyes
- are comfortable to wear
- do not distort colors.
Everyone is at risk for eye problems caused by the sun. Even children are at risk for damaging their eyes. The risk of sun related eye problems is higher for people who:
- spend long hours in the sun
- have had cataract surgery or have certain retina disorders
- are on certain medicines, such as tetracycline, sulfa drugs, birth control pills, diuretics, and tranquilizers that increase the eye's sensitivity to light.
Woodlands Eye Associates offer beautiful non-prescription sunglasses from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, Oakley, Costa Del Mar, Prada, Dior and many more designer brands.
Also, almost all of our frames can be fitted with prescription sunglasses lenses. Your choices of frames., lens color and protective coatings are immense. Periodically we run fantastic specials on our in-house sunglasses.
Just a few of the stylish brands we carry are:
Coach®, Dior®, Tiffany & Co. ®, Juicy Couture®, Chloe®, Fendi®, Prada®, Versace®, Vera Wang®, Dana Buchman®, Gucci®, Nicole Miller®, Silhouette®, Tom Ford®, Nine West®, Giorgio Armani®, Oakley®, Costa Del Mar®, Serengeti®, Rayban®, Nike®, Maui Jim®