Everyone enjoys a bright, sunny day and soaking up some vitamin D, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a not a cheerful topic. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous “snow blindness” to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight. Here are some frequently asked questions about the value of sunglasses and how they protect your eyes from harmful properties. Dr. Brodie’s staff can answer all your questions and style you with the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses.
How does UV affect unprotected eyes?
UV rays can cause cataracts which is causes proteins inside the lens to become cloudy or opaque. Cataracts can impair night vision, reduce your ability to see colors, and make reading difficult. Once the damage is done there no way of reversing the condition, only removal of them will correct this. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in eye tissues, and a temporary sunburn that leaves the eyes irritated. At Brodie Optometry, our knowledgeable staff will fit you for authentic lenses with polarization based on your prescription.
What are polarized lenses?
Polarized lenses cut glare and haze so your eyes are more comfortable and you can see more clearly. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off from an upward position. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging and driving. We offer a variety of colors in polarized lenses to fit the frame of choice and your personal style! Designer brands Authenticity Variety Sunglasses-ProductsWhat type of glasses can I choose from? Brodie Optometry takes pride in a wide selection of brand name and designer frames for our patients to choose from! Any frame within our optical can be customized into any prescription and polarized sunglasses. We offer “Chem Clips” which offer a magnetic technology to give your dress glasses a versatile purpose of polarized sunglasses for a more convenient style.