We are Your Source for Sunglasses

What’s on your outdoor adventure checklist? While you’re shopping for sunscreen, camping gear, fishing poles, or swim trunks, don’t forget to outfit yourself and your loved ones with high-quality sunglasses.

This type of eyewear can protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays while also blocking glare and making you look terrific.

Here at Dr. Landrio & Associates, our optometrists in Merrick can provide the right kind of sunglasses for your whole family.

Sunglasses at Dr. Landrio

Sunglasses: A Critical Form of Preventative Eye Care

You might already regard sunglasses as a must for filtering out annoying, painful glare. But while this benefit is an important one, there’s another reason that sunglasses represent a critical form of eye care: UV protection. Radiation from the ultraviolet part of the spectrum can wreak havoc on your eyes in all sorts of ways. In addition to producing the uncomfortable “eye burn” known as photokeratitis, UV rays can put you at risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancers of the eyes and eyelids. Don’t assume that a cloudy day means immunity from UV. In some cases, the reflections off of the clouds can make UV conditions even more intense than they would be on a sunny day. This ongoing threat makes the use of UV-blocking sunglasses a must.

Unfortunately, you can’t judge the degree of UV protection by the darkness of your sunglasses’ tint. Many cheaper sunglasses found in stores block a lot of visible light without blocking UV sufficiently to protect your health. The only kinds of sunglasses that truly offer the protection you need are “UV 400” sunglasses that are guaranteed to block the entire ultraviolet range.

UV Protection and Designer Frames from Our Merrick Eye Doctors

Our eye doctors in Merrick can help you obtain the ideal sunglasses for your needs. We start with an eye exam that lets us craft prescription sunglasses for the sharpest, most accurate outdoor vision possible. We can recommend specific tints and lens coatings to keep glare to a minimum, including polarization to control the glare from water, snow, and roadways. Our wide range of designer frames offers stylish options for adults and kids alike. Best of all, our sunglasses always offer the reassurance of complete UV protection.

Talk to Our Optometrist about Sunglasses for Your Family

Don’t take risks with your family’s ocular health or settle for less-than-satisfactory sunglasses. Call 516-546-4800 to talk to our optometrists to schedule a consultation and ask about sunglasses for every member of your family. Our optometrists are happy to serve Merrick, Freeport, East Meadow, and East Long Beach areas.