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Finding the Right Sunglasses With An Eye Doctor in Maple Ridge

Visiting our eye doctors in Maple Ridge provides the opportunity to find the right sunglasses for your situation and goals. When you visit an optometrist, you identify the right prescription for your eyes and health. Depending on your needs, we may recommend sunglasses for basic eye care and to limit the risk of certain concerns related to sun damage.

woman with sunglasses on after seeing a Maple Ridge Optometrist

Why Wear Sunglasses?

The reasons you want to wear sunglasses depend on your situation and goals. Generally, you should wear the glasses to protect your eyes and vision from sun damage. You also want to wear the glasses to see clearly on bright and sunny days or to limit the risk of accidents in relation to your vision and changes to your vision from different lighting conditions.

We may also recommend sunglasses for eye care while engaging in outdoor activities due to potential glare from different environmental factors, such as water or glass. The suggestions for your needs may vary based on your vision and eye health.

What to Look for in a Pair of Sunglasses

Considerations for your sunglasses may vary significantly based on your situation and goals; however, our eye doctors in Maple Ridge provide key factors to consider when looking for a new pair of glasses for sun protection. 

Factors to consider when evaluating a pair of sunglasses include:

  • Protection from UV rays

  • Your prescriptions or need for a prescription

  • The shape and size of the glasses

  • Polarization

  • The color or darkness of the lenses

As a general rule, you want a pair of glasses with polarization to limit the glare from environmental factors as well as UV protection to reduce the damage to your eyes. At Maple Ridge Eye Care, we recommend that your sunglasses block 100% of UV rays and also reduce most HEV (High-energy Visible Radiation or Blue Light) rays.

Brands Offered by Your Maple Ridge Optometrist

At our clinic, we offer a variety of brands for sunglasses to protect your eyes and limit potential complications with your vision. We only carry sunglasses that offer the best protection, durability and style and have a large selection of frames and styles in our boutique. Some of the popular brands we carry for sunglasses include:

  • Ray Ban

  • Maui Jim

  • Spy

  • Real Kids Shades

When you purchase sunglasses from us, our optometrist may recommend getting your prescription in the glasses to help you retain your vision while wearing the glasses. They may also suggest different types of features based on your vision, eye health and the needs of your eyes for long-term health and wellness. Our knowledgeable opticians will assist you with the search for appropriate sunglasses after identifying your specific needs.

Keeping your eyes healthy requires the use of sun protection during the summer months. Depending on your preferences, the best glasses for your situation may vary. To learn more about our brands or to set up an appointment with an optometrist, contact us today