High-Quality Sunglasses for Massena, Canton, Norfolk, Potsdam and Norwood

Even on a cloudy day, the sun is bathing our planet in energy -- not just visible light, but also invisible forms of radiation. Unfortunately, ultraviolet rays can do serious harm to the human body, including your one-and-only eyes. If you're looking for UV protection that also cuts visible glare, corrects refractive errors and brings out your stylish side, you'll want to look into the prescription sunglasses offered here at Swift Optical, serving Massena, Canton, Norfolk, Potsdam and Norwood.

High-Quality Sunglasses for Massena, Canton, Norfolk, Potsdam and Norwood

How the Right Sunglasses Can Save Your Sight

Many people think of sunglasses primarily as a convenient way to keep harsh glare out of their eyes -- a function that these accessories can certainly perform well. But sunglasses play an even more important role in your ocular well-being: filtering out hazardous UV radiation in the form of UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to these rays is known to increase the risk of many significant health issues, including:

    • Skin cancer - Many cases of skin cancer involve UV exposure on unprotected eyelid skin.
    • Cataracts - UV radiation is a known factor in the development and severity of cataracts.
    • Macular degeneration - UV exposure may contribute to the development of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in older people.
    • Photokeratitis - This form of "sunburn," also known as snow blindness, causes acute eye irritation.

Sunglasses with lenses designed to filter UV radiation can greatly reduce your risks for sun-related eye problems. But it's important to realize that not all sunglasses actually offer this kind of protection. That impressively dark-tinted pair of sunglasses you found at the mall may block a lot of visible light while still permitting UV radiation to reach the eyes and eyelids. That's why you need to get your sunglasses from a reliable source -- Swift Optical.

Stylish UV Protection From Our Massena Optometrist

Our Massena optometrist at Swift Optical can perform an eye and vision exam and then write a prescription for prescription sunglasses that correct your vision beautifully. Our sunglasses also provide full "UV 400" protection to help you keep your eyes as healthy as possible. Last but not least, you'll benefit from the wide range of styles and colors we keep in stock, with frames for all ages from some of the world's most distinguished designers.

Schedule a Visit to Swift Optical Today

Step out into the great outdoors in confidence and comfort, thanks to your high-quality sunglasses from Swift Optical. Call (315) 276-3335 today to schedule a visit our Massena optometry clinic. We look forward to serving your entire family's vision needs!

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Swift Optical Massena




9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm




Find us on the map

  • "I have depended on Lorraine to keep me 'seeing' great and 'looking' great for years! So I am happy that at Swift I can continue to get the best of service and the best of quality. Their new stop has kicky styles too. Check them out!"
    Marcella L.

Featured Articles

  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy

    Fuchs' dystrophy (pronounced fooks DIS-truh-fee) is an eye disease characterized by degenerative changes to the cornea’s innermost layer of cells. The cause for Fuchs' dystrophy is not fully understood. If your mother or father has the disease, then there is roughly a 50 percent chance that you will ...

    Read More
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    One of the leading causes of vision loss in people who are age 50 or older is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye condition leads to damage of a small spot near the center of the retina called the macula. The macula provides us with the ability to clearly see objects that are straight ...

    Read More
  • Diabetic Eye Diseases

    Diabetes is a condition that involves high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This can affect many parts of the body, including the eyes. One of the most common diabetic eye diseases is diabetic retinopathy, which is also a leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic Retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy ...

    Read More
  • Presbyopia

    Somewhere around the age of 40, most people’s eyes lose the ability to focus on close-up objects. This condition is called presbyopia. You may start holding reading material farther away, because it is blurry up close. Reading suddenly gives you eyestrain. You might wonder when manufacturers started ...

    Read More
  • Laser Cataract Surgery

    The only way to correct the clouded vision caused by advanced cataracts is surgical intervention. If you find yourself pursuing cataract surgery to remove one or both cataract-disease lenses, you may be wondering what surgical approaches are available for treatment. Although eye surgeons have successfully ...

    Read More
  • Cataract Surgery

    With cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes the cataract-diseased lens of your eye. The ophthalmologist then replaces your natural lens with an artificial one. The Procedure This outpatient procedure is generally safe and takes less than an hour. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your pupil ...

    Read More
  • Peripheral Vision Loss

    Normal sight includes central vision (the field of view straight ahead) and peripheral vision (the field of view outside the circle of central vision). The inability to see within a normal range of view often indicates peripheral vision loss. In severe cases of peripheral vision loss, individuals only ...

    Read More
  • Presbyopia

    As we age, our eyes—like the rest of our bodies—begin to lose flexibility and strength. When this happens to the lens of the eye and its surrounding muscles, your lens will become stiff. This makes it harder to see close objects clearly because the eyes can't focus properly. It's a natural part of ...

    Read More
  • Patches

    Eye patches are used to strengthen muscle control in weak eyes. By placing a patch over the strong eye, the weaker eye is forced to do the heavy lifting. While it may be uncomfortable for the patient at first, the muscle controlling the weaker eye will become tougher and more resilient. This will allow ...

    Read More
  • How to Transition Into Different Lighted Situations

    Does it take a little while for your eyes to adjust to the dark? Try a few of these tips. ...

    Read More

Newsletter sign up