Published on: 25 May, 2010
To check what brands of sunglasses we carry, please visit the The House of Fashion Sunglasses. We carry one of the largest collections of sunglasses in both prescription and non-prescription.
Shades, or sunglasses, have been popular with people for years, both for comfort and as a fashion accessory. However as studies and research continue to demonstrate a relationship between UV-A/UV-B exposure and ocular disease, the protection of the long-term health of your eyes is yet another reason to wear sunglasses.
Why Wear Sunglasses?
As there is an association between UVR and eye damage, the eye should be protected from exposure to UVR. Sunglasses should decrease visible light to a comfortable level while blocking the invisible and potentially harmful UVR. The tint of the lens does not indicate the UVR absorbing characteristics of the lens. Good quality sunglasses, particularly, the “wraparound” type, provide the eyes with substantial protection against solar UVR. These sunglasses should be worn by both children and adults. The important points to look for when purchasing sunglasses are detailed below.
When to Wear Sunglasses?
Outdoors, particularly in the following circumstances:
Mountain View Optometry carries a full line of both prescription and plano sunglasses. Our sunglass selection ranges from good quality $39 UV protecting sunwear to top of the line, prescription designer sunglasses. Stop by either of our two conveniently located Calgary locations to browse our selection and start giving your eyes the protection from UV rays they deserve today!