Sunglasses seem to have taken on their own iconic place in society as a necessary accessory, adding a touch of style, glamour, or privacy in a variety of situations. But let's not neglect the most important role played by sunglasses—safety, comfort, and visual clarity. If you need prescription sunglasses that will block both UV and glare while still giving you the look you want, head over to Harrington Vision, serving the areas of Florence and Darlington.
Everyone can understand how a dark brown, gray, or green tint helps to block a certain amount of incoming light, easing the painful glare of a sunny day. But that tint does nothing to block ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation can cause serious or even irreversible physical damage. The short-term pain and discomfort of photokeratitis (snow blindness) is only the tip of the iceberg. UV rays can cause or accelerate the growth of cataracts and are also associated with your risk for macular degeneration.
Sunglasses are (or should be) designed in such a way that the lenses filter out this damaging radiation. Be warned that you may not get this effect from cheap sunglasses, no matter how reassuringly dark their tint may be. You need sunglasses that are specifically rated "UV 400," meaning that they filter the entire UV spectrum.
You'll never have to worry about the protective power of the sunglasses you get here at Harrington Vision. Our optometrist can update your corrective vision prescription and fit you with prescription sunglasses that keep you seeing clearly and safely. We can also provide non-prescription sunglasses for any members of your family, from children to adults. You'll be dazzled by our wide range of frame styles, shapes, and colors from such famous names as Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar, Ray-Ban, Coach, Oliver Peoples, Versace, and Prada.
Ocular safety can be a beautiful thing, as you'll discover for yourself at Harrington Vision in Florence. Call us to schedule an eye/vision exam and pick out your next pair of prescription sunglasses.
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New patients receive 20% OFF* purchase of complete care of eyeglasses (frames and lens).
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