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.
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!