At Family Eye Care of Elmwood Park, we offer a variety of sunglasses and as well as sunclips, and Transition lenses. Our optometrist recommends that every patient has sunwear to protect their eyes from harmful UV sunlight. Studies have shown that the rate of cataracts and macular degeneration greatly increases among people who do not use sun-protection. In addition, children are especially at risk because they have naturally larger pupils (exposing their eyes to more sunlight), and spend a lot of time outdoors. In fact, 80% of a person's lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. Transition lenses are an excellent option for children who already wear eyeglasses.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors or just want crisp vision with your sunglasses, then polarized lenses are an excellent option. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks reflected sunlight, greatly reducing glare.