What to Look for in Sunglasses

Opticians Lynwood CASunglasses can either make or break your wardrobe, and they can also either make or break your vision. As one of the most important accessories you can invest in— especially for your vision— we have created a list of a few sunglass buying tips to ensure that your eye stays protected all summer long.

UVA and UVB Protection

If you are looking at cheap drugstore glasses that don’t have UVA and UVB protection, don’t even bother. In fact, put them right back. Sunglasses that have UVA and UVB protection are a must because they are going to shield your eyes from glare and the sun’s harsh, damaging rays.

Dark Lenses

The darker the lenses in your sunglasses, the more protected your eyes will likely be— even if they have UVA and UVB protection. As a sunglass buying tip, try going outside when you try them on— that way you can see if you have to squint with them on or if they are dark enough to give you the full coverage and protection you need.

Bigger Frames

The bigger the frames on your sunglasses are, the more protected your eyes will be. Remember that when you’re wearing sunglasses that you aren’t just shielding your eyes but you are also shielding the skin around your eyes from sun damage. You may not be aware of it, but the skin above, under, and around your eyes is extremely delicate and sensitive–so, the more protected it is, the better off you will be.

If you are going to invest in one fashion accessory for the summer, invest in a good pair of sunglasses that has UVA and UVB protection, dark lenses, and big frames. To learn more about how you can keep your vision protected, schedule an appointment at our Lynwood Shammas Medical Eye Center office. Call us today at  310.638.9391.

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