Sun protection is critical to prevent ultraviolet damage to your eyes and surrounding skin. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to visual problems due to cataracts and macular degeneration and/or ocular discomfort due to pterygium and skin cancers. But perhaps the most important benefit of wearing sunglasses is that they protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light. Prolonged exposure to UV light can cause damage to the eyelid, cornea, lens, and retina. And it’s not just the sun that can cause damage to your eyes. Sunglasses also shield you from snow, sand, and wind. Snow reflects 80% of UV rays from the sun, sand can cause severe irritation of the eye, and wind can irritate and dry out your eyes.
Polarized sunglass lenses are highly recommended, to improve visual clarity by reducing glare off flat surfaces such as road and windshield reflections. They are most popular with boaters and fishermen, as they dramatically decrease water reflections, allowing a more comfortable and visible view of the fish beneath the surface. They also improve your vision when you’re outside viewing the natural beauty that our planet offers. Stop by one of our two convenient locations in Springfield, Missouri for an in-office demonstration, and let our friendly staff help you see for yourself the improvement in the quality of vision with polarized sun lenses!
By stopping into one of Heffington’s two locations, you can also view our large selection of designer polarized sunglasses, including Nike, Rayban, Kate Spade, and many others, most of which are compatible with a prescription.