If you spend any time outdoors, you need sunglasses to protect your eyes from several different risks. Getting prescription sunglasses for your frames can help make wearing sunglasses more convenient. If you are looking for sunglasses, call Legacy Optical in Hampton Bays to make an appointment with one of our eye doctors.
We all know how UV rays can affect the skin by causing burns and faster aging, but these rays are also harmful to the eyes. You can get a sunburn on your eyes, and this can be very painful and irritating. UV rays also affect your vision and can cause cataracts to form as well as growing existing cataracts. Sunglasses have a protective coating that keeps these UV rays out. Consistently wearing your sunglasses can provide a wealth of protection for your eyes. The best practice is to wear them every time you go outdoors during the day, even if it is just for a few minutes.
Dust and Debris
During any time of year, tiny particles can get blown around in a breeze, and those particles can land in your eye. Not only is this irritating to the eye, but it can scratch your eye. Even a particle so small that you would have trouble seeing can scratch your eye and cause significant pain and irritation. Wearing sunglasses reduces your chances that debris will be carried to your eyes in the wind.
The sun's glare off objects such as cars and buildings can cause problems with your vision. You may have a difficult time driving during certain hours because of that glare. When you wear sunglasses, you can reduce much of that glare so you can see better. This can be especially important while performing activities like biking, driving, and walking in urban spaces. When you can see better, you can stay on course better.
Get Your Sunglasses in Hampton Bays, NY
If you are interested in sunglasses, either off-the-rack or prescription, we have plenty of frames to choose from. Call our optical center in Hampton Bays to schedule a time for your next eye exam. With a fresh prescription, you can get a convenient pair of prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes all year long. Call our team at Legacy Optical today at (631)-728-3132 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.