Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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When you go outdoors on a bright, cheery day, the first thing you may notice is the dazzling sunlight. But as glorious as this sight may appear, those rays can do damage to the very organs you're using to perceive them. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause serious eye problems, while blindingly bright visible light present other discomforts and risks. Fortunately, you can still enjoy the great outdoors safely by getting great protection from our designer sunglasses from our Otsego and Minnetonka optometrists here at Bright Eyes Vision Clinic.
The light you see on a sunny day is only one kind of energy emitted by the sun. Ultraviolet rays also penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere, and while UV-C rays are stopped by the atmosphere, UV-A and UV-B rays make it all the way to your eyes. This is a problem since these forms of radiation can cause a variety of health issues, including:
In addition to the dangers posed by UV rays, dazzlingly bright glare can affect your vision and imperil your safety when driving or participating in other outdoor activities. This is usually the first reason people seek out sunglasses. Be warned that even a very dark pair of sunglasses from the local store won't necessarily give you the UV protection your eyes need.
Come to Bright Eyes Vision Clinic for sunglasses that truly serve both your health and your vision. We can craft prescription sunglasses that correct your vision perfectly while also ensuring that you're getting UV 400 protection, with 99 to 100 percent of all UV rays blocked. We also offer non-prescription sunglasses with the same high degree of UV protection, as well as low light emissivity to prevent eye strain. Polarized sunglasses offer even more glare protection by filtering the light that bounces up from bright surfaces such as water, snow, and highways.
The future of your eyes will look a lot sunnier once you're equipped with beautiful, functional designer sunglasses from Bright Eyes Vision Clinic. Call either of our offices today to schedule vision testing and check out our range of options! To schedule an appointment with our Otsego or Minnetonka optometrist, call us at (763) 241-1090.