Sun wear is just as essential for each of our patients as your primary eyewear. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation contributes to the formation of cataracts and macular degeneration. These effects are cummulative over our lifetime and therefore it is recommended that we protect our eyes from UV light at all ages. Sunglasses are often seen as a fashion accessory, but at Vision Best Eyecare, we strongly believe that sun wear is crucial when it comes to protecting your eyes from harmful UV radiation from the sun year round.

We carry brands such as:

  • Oakley (we are an Oakley authorized prescription sunglasses distributor)
  • Ray-Ban
  • Harley Davidson
  • Coach
  • Juicy Couture
  • Kate Spade
  • Guess
  • Vera Wang
  • Vera Bradley

What’s the difference between Tinted lenses and Polarized lenses?

Tinted lenses reduce brightness (not glare) but only polarized lenses reduce brightness AND eliminate glare! Tinted lenses do not block indirect glare, but polarized lenses do. Tinted lenses will help soften the look of your lenses and will help reduce the brightness from the sun but they will not reduce glare from the sun’s rays. In addition, they do not provide full protection from the sun’s harmful UV radiation.

Polarized lenses will give you full ultraviolet protection from the sun’s harmful radiation. In addition, polarized lenses are designed to eliminate glare that often causes eye fatigue and decreased vision. When you experience glare, light reflects off certain flat surfaces like a wet road or snow and often makes it difficult to see clearly. When this happens, instead of light being scattered in all directions the way it should, reflected light generally travels in a more horizontally oriented direction. This creates a glare that often is very intense and causes problems when driving or when you are in direct sunlight. What polarized sunglasses do is cut through both horizontal and vertical glare and haze so you can see better and have less eye strain and fatigue. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light and provides you with ultraviolet radiation protection. This is very important for the health of your eyes.

So many patients prefer polarized lenses because of their many advantages. For most sports and outdoor activities, polarized sunglasses are a great option to protect your eyes while still enjoying your active lifestyle! Sun wear can be made into non-prescription glasses or we can put your prescription into almost any pair you desire! Our optical team members and opticians will help you select the best frame choice and lens type for your specific prescription needs to allow for the least distortion and the best protection for your daily needs.