From reading and watching television to enjoying the sights of the world, the importance of your eyes and vision is easy to see. Unfortunately, a large portion of individuals has a form of vision impairment that affect their quality of life. If you are one of these individuals, you may wear prescription eyeglasses or contacts to correct your vision problem. While effective, prescription sunglasses are also helpful for improving your vision and protecting the underlying health of the eyes. Here are a few signs it is time to start wearing prescription sunglasses.
You're In the Sun
Whether you spend a large portion of time outside or you do a lot of driving during the day, your eyes will be affected by the sun.
Even without direct exposure, the sun's ultraviolet radiation will harm your eyes. Prolonged exposure to the sun can increase the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, temporary blindness, reduced vision, and spotty vision.
Wearing prescription sunglasses while you are outdoors in the sun or while driving will not only correct your vision, but wearing sunglasses with the ultimate in protection will help block and absorb harmful UV rays from the sun.
Daytime Driving Is Difficult
If you require prescription eyewear for reading, working at the computer, or watching television, you should also be wearing them while driving. Unfortunately, wearing standard eyeglasses during the day will correct your vision without helping to block the sun's glare.
Wearing your prescription eyeglasses during the day while driving will help you see street and traffic signs clearly. The tinted, protective coating on your prescription sunglasses will also block out the sun's brightness while reducing glare that you may see through your windshield. This can help you drive in a more effective and safe manner.
You're Straining Your Eyes
Without wearing prescription sunglasses during the day, you may begin straining your eyes. Constantly straining to see and squinting from the sun will cause your eyes to feel tired and sore. This strain can also lead to blurred vision, headaches, and even a sore neck, back, or shoulders.
By improving your vision and protecting your eyes, prescription sunglasses will reduce strain on your eyes. This will improve how you feel and act both physically and emotionally.
Impaired vision can be difficult, but help is available. If you are wearing prescription eyeglasses or contacts and dealing with one or more of the above signs, it is time to talk to an eye doctor, such as at Wolcott Optical Service LC, about prescription sunglasses.
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