The Top 3 Sunglasses Features to Protect Your Eyes

It’s finally Spring in Wilmington! We’re looking forward to spending more of our free time outdoors, but one thing we gotta get ready for is that sun blasting into our eyes again.

Fortunately, there’s a very easy fix for this problem — Sunglasses. Not only do they look cool, but they also defend our eyes! If you’re on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses, make sure you’re getting ones with the right protective features, like these…

Picture of a man wearing sunglasses.

1) Polarized Lenses. These are popular for reducing glare from glass, water (liquid and ice), snow, and more. Basically, these types of lenses dim the light while retaining the vibrancy that your natural eyes see.

2) UV Blocking Lenses. UVA and UBA rays from the sun can damage the eyes, leading to cataracts and worse conditions. Find a pair of sunglasses that block 99% – 100% rays and you’ll be good.

3) Large, Wide Frames. The bigger the sunglasses, the less sunlight will hit your eyes. Luckily, larger frames are very popular, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding options!

There you have it! Some things to look for the next time you’re shopping for sunglasses. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our eye care center!

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Whether you need an optometrist for a routine eye examination, to find the right pair of contact lenses or glasses, or for more advanced eye care services, Dr. Tiffany Jackson has the right experience and expertise to help you.

With years of outstanding service in the community, Front Street Optometric Care has a reputation of excellence. We were also awarded the Patient’s Choice Award in 2016!

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