Why Invest in Quality Sunglasses?

Best UV protection and clearest vision

"You get what you pay for" couldn’t be truer when it comes to eyewear.  If you want the best ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection and clearest vision through your lenses, you need to purchase quality sunglasses. 

UV Radiation and Your Eyes

Wearing sunglasses on a bright sunny day gives immediate relief from squinting.  However, this should not be the main reason to put on your sunglasses.  The most important feature of quality sunglasses is their ability to block invisible UV radiation.  The sun emits 3 types of UV rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC.  The ozone layer absorbs UVC leaving it up to us to protect ourselves from UVA and UVB.  Believe it or not, your eyes can also be “sun burned” after too much UV exposure.  Long term UV exposure also increases the risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.   The darker the sunlens does not mean the better the UV protection.  And don’t forget to protect your kids!  Children receive 3 times the annual sun exposure of adults, but a Vision Council study found only 5% of American adults report their children “always wear sunglasses”. Quality sunlenses offer at least 99% UVA AND UVB protection.

Crystal Clear Vision

Although you may be able to find cheap sunlenses with good UV protect, they will not give the clearest vision.  Cheap materials used for inexpensive lenses have poor optical properties causing image distortions.  Lens companies like Essilor have been around for 100+ years crafting innovative lenses to provide the sharpest vision.  Their products not only give you the clearest vision while protecting you from UV, they also make the lenses more durable.  Meaning they're less likely to scratch.  Unlike sunglasses you can find at the gas station, quality sunlenses are also impact resistance.   Your quality sunglasses will stand up to any of your favorite outdoor activities. 

Create the perfect sunglasses just for you 

Quality sunglasses can be customized even more with features like polarization and performance tints.   Essilor XperioUV polarized lenses block light from reflected surfaces.  These lenses block sun reflections from the water’s surface to let you see the fish below.  They also block sun reflections off snow to greatly reduce glare when driving on a sunny winter day.  Performance lenses like Oakley PRIZM lenses are made to enhance vision in specific environments. PRIZM golf lenses make it easier for a golfer to read the greens, while PRIZM trail lenses make it easier for a biker to see his path.   You can create the most personalized sunglasses by adding your glasses prescription. 

Innovative Eye Care carries all the quality lens features mentioned above. Schedule a visit to find your ultimate sunglasses.