4 Advantages of Wearing Sunglasses

To keep your eyes healthy when you’re enjoying the sunshine, you can do so with sunglasses. In fact, you can also protect your eyes from UV rays and even prevent wrinkles from forming around your eyes. Our optometrists at Eye Care Center - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC, can provide you with an eye exam recommend a suitable pair of sunglasses and monitor your vision. Before you schedule your appointment, learn about the many benefits of wearing sunglasses below: 


Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

While ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun may be invisible, they can cause long-term damage to your eyes and skin. Wearing a pair of high-quality sunglasses can help prevent serious eye conditions, such as premature macular degeneration, retinal damage, and cataracts. Along with that, sunglasses can also protect your eyes from debris, dust, and snow. 

Prevent Headaches and Migraines

A headache or migraine can significantly affect your day. Not only that, but they also make everyday tasks challenging and impact your quality of life. Direct sunlight can lead to headaches and migraines and make them worse. The indirect or direct glare from the sun can also can negatively affect your pupils. To avoid headaches and migraines from occurring, we recommend wearing a pair of high-quality sunglasses. 

Prevent Wrinkles Around Your Eyes

While wrinkles occur naturally as we age, they can be decreased the amount by wearing sunglasses. A pair that has larger frames provides more coverage for the delicate skin around your eyes and protects them from UV rays. Wearing sunglasses regularly can help you feel and look younger, while keeping your skin and eyes healthier.

Improve Your Vision

Prescription sunglasses can help you see more clearly while you drive or outdoor activities. The lenses can be created to fit your prescription, so you'll be able to see properly even in direct or indirect sunlight and can be safer in situations where clear vision is essential. 

How an Optometrist Can Help

Taking care of your eyes is important, as your vision is a fundamental part of your health. With an annual eye exam, our optometrists can detect any conditions or diseases early and provide you with prompt treatment to protect your eye health. We can also provide advice on a pair of sunglasses,  eyeglasses, or contacts that are designed to improve your vision.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are considering a pair of sunglasses to keep your eyes healthy, let our team at Eye Care Center - Ballantyne in Charlotte, NC, help. We can asses your eyes and determine which ones would be best for you. Contact us at (704) 541-5500 to schedule your appointment today!

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