Why You Need to Buy Your Sunglasses from Your Optometrist

Sunglasses are both a fashion statement and a practical necessity. The best place to buy sunglasses is from you optometrist’s office. Here are five reasons you need to buy your sunglasses from your optometrist from Curtis Anderson, your optometrist in Lawrence.


Sunglasses without UV Protection Are Hazardous for Your Long-Term Eye Health

The UV spectrum of light increases your risk of cataracts and other age-related eye problems. Not only do most sunglasses not block UV light, the reduced light coming through ordinary sunglasses causes your pupils to open wider, so your eyes suffer more UV damage than they would if you wore no sunglasses at all. Your optometrist will make sure your sunglasses have UV protection.

Most Sunglasses Don’t Offer Blue Light Protection

It isn’t just UV light that can damage your eyes. Blue light can cause eyestrain and increase your risk for macular degeneration. Your optometrist can prescribe lenses that block both UV light and blue light.

If You Wear Glasses, Your Optometrist Can Prescribe Sunglasses with Corrective Lenses

Your optometrist can give you the same vision correction in sunglasses that you enjoy in regular glasses, including bifocals and progressive vision.

Your Optometrist Has Options That Will Make You Have Comfortable Outdoor and Indoor Vision

The problem with sunglasses is that you have to take them off when you go inside. That is, unless you wear Transitions lenses, which can change from light to dark almost instantly. Your optometrist can provide you with polarized lenses that block glare and give you winning vision for watersports and any game played in bright sun as well.

Your Optometrist Has More Styles of Sunglasses Than Any Other Retailer

Your optometrist carries the styles of frames and lenses you desire, and provides you with all the help you need in selecting them. Ask you optometrist’s office about the latest styles.

No matter where you get your sunglasses, you need lenses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. You need lenses that block excessive blue light, without interfering with your color perception. You need lenses that give you sharp vision free of distortion. Your Doctor of Optometry can help you find sunglasses that meet all of your vision needs in a style you like.

Dr. Anderson Is Here for All of Your Eye Care Needs

Doctor of Optometry Curtis Anderson is your optometrist in Lawrence. Request an appointment online or call us at (785)-843-8200. Curtis Anderson Optometrist’s offices are located at 932 Massachusetts St. #302, Lawrence, KS, 66044.