The right pair of shades will not only help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but they will also help you manage your “cool” on the hottest of days. Make a statement with a new pair of designer shades from Consumer’s Optical. We have 400 styles of designer sunglasses to choose from at our Red Deer location. From Ray-Bans to Saks 5th Avenue frames, our selection is sure to appeal to men and women of all ages looking to see, and be seen, in the sun.
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Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses
"You’re exposed to more harmful UV rays than you think." - By Maui Jim
1. UV Protection
The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious, and in some cases, long-term health issues, including: photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye’s surface), pterygium (growths on the eye), cataracts, and macular degeneration.
2. Skin Cancer
5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Sunglasses are not just for sunny days. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors— whether working, driving, running, gardening, playing, or watching sports.
3. General Eye Comfort
The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly—causing squinting, eyes to water, and possible headaches.
4. Dark Adaptation
Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes’ ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels, and can make driving at night difficult and even hazardous.
5. Blue-Light Protection (HEV: high-energy visible radiation)
Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV, as accumulated exposure has been associated with AMD (age-related macular degeneration).