Sunglasses

Why You Need Sunglasses and How to Choose the Right Type

At EYECARE for You in Richboro, PA, our optometrists treat many different eye conditions. We focus on overall eye health, including providing eye exams, glasses, and vision therapy. Dr. Joyce and her team is committed to providing excellent eye care. We understand that some problems can be prevented or reduced with the right protection. Sunglasses are a great way to protect the health of your eyes.

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Do You Really Need Sunglasses?

Yes. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun's damaging UV rays. People often use sunblock to protect their skin but neglect the delicate eyes. It is not just a danger during the hot summer months, either. UV rays can damage your eyes at any time of year.

Sun exposure increases your risk of developing cataracts and eye diseases. These are the result of years of long-term exposure. By the time you are diagnosed, the damage has been done. Growths on the eye are related to sun exposure and often seen in those who spend large amounts of time in the sun.

Snow blindness is a condition that develops when the sun's rays reflect off snow, water, sand, or ice. This can cause a burn on the cornea of your eye. The condition usually resolves on its own, but it can cause blurry vision, headaches, and eye pain.

What Type of Sunglasses Do I Need?

Sunglasses should block 99-100% of UVA and UVB light, and 75-90% of visible light. It is often thought that the darker the sunglasses, the more protection they offer. This is false. Darker glasses can block more visible light, but they are not superior for UV protection. Sunglasses designed by reputable brands will list their UV protection, so you can make an informed decision.

Polarized lenses reduce glare, they provide UV protection, and can also be worn indoors if you are sensitive to light. They are frequently used by those who are outdoors often, are exposed to lots of light indoors, have light sensitivity or those that have undergone eye treatment or surgery.

Photochromatic lenses darken when exposed to light, making them ideal for indoor and outdoor use. They are also ideal for those who spend lots of time driving. They are extremely popular due to their convenience and versatility.

Blue blocking sunglasses block out blue rays. In addition to providing UV protection, they can reduce eye strain associated with frequent computer use. They are ideal for anyone who wants to combine sun protection with protection from electronic devices and even some types of indoor lighting.

Call EYECARE for You Today!

If you need sunglasses, visit us at EYECARE for You in Richboro, PA. We also serve the surrounding area including Newtown, Langhorne, Southampton, Northampton, Holland, and Yardley. Dr. Joyce and her team will begin by giving you an eye exam, then help you select the right sunglasses for your needs.

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Testimonials

  • You are in great hands with Dr. Kathleen Joyce. Her staff is very helpful and welcoming. Upon walking in, her office is absolutely beautiful. She uses state of the art equipment which makes for a great experience. The equipment can detect any eye problems that you may not even know about. Dr. Joyce listens, is very understanding and cares about her patients. I have dry eyes and allergies and she has been great with handling my situation. Your eyes are in the best interest of her and her staff.

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  • I used to see Dr. Joyce when she was at Schwartz Eye Care, when she left I went with her. I've been seeing Dr. Joyce for over 13 years and she is truly amazing. She is very thorough, knowledgeable and wants the best for her patients. Plus the new practice is vibrant and friendly!

    - Alyse H.

Hours of Operation

Call for an Appointment at (215) 485-5384

Monday

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday

Closed

Friday

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
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