Protecting your eyes while you enjoy a bright and sunny day outside is necessary to ensure that the harmful glare and exposure to UV rays does not cause further and preventable damage to your eyesight. While all tinted lenses help to protect your eyes from sunlight, some will protect your eyes better than others. Sunglasses are available with no prescription and with prescription.
You also have the option to choose polarized lenses as a modification. Polarized sunglasses have a special chemical applied to them to filter light. The chemical molecules are lined up specifically to block some of the light from passing through the lens and as a result, images look crisper and clearer. As a word of caution, it is important to keep in mind those labels such as “UV blocking” or “UVB 400” does not mean they are polarized!
At Ottewell Eye Care we carry a wide range of sunglass frames!
Prescription Safety Glasses
At Ottewell Eye Care we are a provider of Eyesafe – a program administered by the Alberta Association of Optometrists. When it comes to protective eyewear we have the selection and expertise to make sure you are in the right product for your workplace. Our office values safety in the work environment and we are committed to ensuring your protective eyewear adheres to the highest safety standards to protect your eyes.
Specialty Sport Eyewear
For sports and physical activities, wearing your everyday glasses is not the most practical and can potentially pose as a danger in certain cases. When soft contact lenses are not an option or you prefer to wear prescription active wear, we have options available specifically designed for activities like:
• Swimming – swim goggles
• Ball sports – basketball, soccer etc.