Sunglasses



Our optical specialists put their expertise to work when selecting the prescription or non-prescription sunglasses to carry throughout our six locations. When it comes to sunglasses, it’s not just about style but also function. We stay up to date on current trends, but most importantly, we stay up to date on industry advancements.

Sunglasses at Horizon Eye Care
Sunglasses at Horizon Eye Care

UV rays damage vision health cumulatively throughout a lifetime so it’s very important to protect your eyes as much as possible. Even if your eyes don’t feel sensitive to the sun, you need to wear sunglasses. Further, encourage your children to wear sunglasses as well. Not only are their eyes more sensitive than adults’, but they also tend to spend more time outside.

When they’re doing their job, sunglasses:

  • Block high-energy visible (HEV) light and UVA, UVB and UVC rays
  • May reduce your chances of getting cataracts
  • Might reduce the risk of macular degeneration and other eye health issues, some evidence suggests
  • Reduce visible signs of aging
  • Enable you to see better in your environment

Those who have cataracts, have had cataract surgery (IOLs have UV protection), suffer from macular degeneration or retinal dystrophies are more susceptible to harm caused by the sun.

Types of Lenses for Sunglasses

Based on your needs, our doctors and optical specialists can help you choose the best pair of sunglasses and lenses. There are many different types of lenses, including:

  • Polarized: Most popular amongst people who spend a lot of time outdoors and near or on the water, polarized lenses block glare. They are also beneficial when driving.
  • Anti-reflective Coating: Glare is minimized by the coating that is applied to the back side of the lens.
  • Mirror-coated: These lenses have a highly reflective coating applied to the front surface which reduces the amount of lighting getting in the eye.
  • Gradient: Gradient lenses are tinted more at the top and lighten up toward the bottom, blocking more light from above.
  • Double Gradient: These lenses are darker at both the top and the bottom with a lighter strip in the middle. Their composition shields light from above and below.
  • Photochromic: Photochromic lenses adjust the level of darkness based on the amount of UV light to which they’re exposed.
  • Multifocal: For people over 40 who have presbyopia, we can insert progressive lenses, bifocals or trifocals into the frame of your liking.

If you typically wear contacts, prescription sunglasses may be a good option for you if you spend a lot of time outside. Swimming and other activities are not always conducive to contact lenses.

Make an appointment

Talk to your doctor or anyone in our optical department to get fitted for a pair of prescription sunglasses. If you don’t wear glasses or need vision correction, talk to us about higher-grade lenses that will protect your eye health as much as possible and make your time spent in the sun more enjoyable. Call us today at 704-365-0555 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), access our Patient Portal or request your appointment right here on our website.


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