Sunglasses don’t just allow you see comfortably on the sunniest days. They also protect your eyes against the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Some sunglasses do a better job of protecting your eyes than others. That’s why you want to make sure that your family gets its sunglasses at True Focus Eye Care.

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The Critical Importance of UV Protection

Much of the energy we receive from the sun falls outside of the visible range. This invisible energy includes UV radiation, which occupies a place on the spectrum up to approximately 400 nanometers in wavelength. The most lethal UV radiation gets stopped by the atmosphere, but the familiar UVA and UVB rays make it through to us. This is bad news for your eyes, because these types of radiation can contribute to the development of:

    • Photokeratitis (“snow blindness”)
    • Macular degeneration
    • Cataracts
    • Eyelid cancer

The damage caused by UV rays can be prevented by wearing sunglasses, not just on sunny days but also on days when cloud cover is reflecting lots of light. The problem with many sunglasses on the market today is that they do a better job of blocking out visible light than UV energy. The darkness of the tint has nothing to do with sunglasses’ protective effects. In fact, a really dark tint without built-in UV protection may expose your dilated eyes to even more radiation.

Many Kinds of Sunglasses from Our Port Richey Optometrist

When your buy your family’s sunglasses from our Port Rickey optometrist at True Focus Eye Care, you can rest assured that you’re getting the proper degree of UV protection. Our “UV400” sunglasses block the entire UV spectrum of radiation, whether you’re buying prescription or non-prescription lenses. At the same time, you’ll be able to choose from an impressive array of designer brands, colors, sizes, and shapes, suitable for children or adults. While you’re choosing your tint color, you may also want to opt for polarized lenses that reflect troublesome upward-reflected light from water while boating or highways on a rainy day.

Give Your Family’s Eyes a Sunnier Future by Visiting Our Optometry Clinic

There’s nothing more beautiful than a sunny day in Port Richey. So make sure that you and your loved can go on seeing those sunny days without difficulty for years to come. Call True Focus Eye Care at (727) 819-0440 for more information or come in and browse our selection of sunglasses!