With summer upon us, exposure to UV radiation from the sun is a pressing concern. This is why Park Slope Eye reminds you to take the necessary steps to protect your eyes. One of the most effective ways to do so is to wear high-quality sunglasses whenever you go outside.
Today, your family eye care specialists share tips on choosing a good pair of sunglasses.
Choose Sunglasses With 100% UV Protection
The most important thing to consider when buying sunglasses is their ability to provide excellent UV protection. Look for a pair that has a tag or sticker indicating the lenses block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. A label showing UV400 is also good, as it means it can filter up to 400 nanometers of UV rays.
Bigger Lenses Are Better
Your eye doctor shares that sunglasses with bigger lenses are not only stylish, but they also provide better visual protection. They provide more coverage, leading to less UV damage inflicted on your eyes. It’s also a good idea to look for sunglasses with wraparound frames to block UV rays that enter through the sides.
Consider Your Face Shape
A great pair of sunglasses can also serve as a fun fashion accessory. The trick in picking out the right pair is knowing what your face shape is and what frame style suits it best. The rule of thumb is opposites attract. Those with square-shaped faces, for example, should try round frames as they can help soften your strong jawline.
Dark or Colored Lenses Don’t Always Mean Reliable UV Protection
Dark or colored lenses don’t always provide the necessary UV protection, which is why you always need to check the label on the glasses for 100% UV protection. Your eye care specialist can also evaluate the UV protection provided by your sunglasses.
For more tips on finding a good pair of sunglasses, fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We have a large selection of eyewear and we can help you select the perfect option. We proudly serve residents in Brooklyn and nearby NY communities.