Sunglasses in Chelsea and West Village

If you wear corrective lenses, you can still have sunglasses. In fact, you can choose regular versions to wear over your contacts. However, if you wear eyeglasses, you can also get sun protective eyewear with your prescription. At Center Stage Optique serving West Village and Chelsea, you can find all of the types of eyewear you need to see better and keep your vision healthy.


Why Should You Wear Sunglasses?

Sunglasses do more than make you look good. They can also keep your eyes healthier and make it easier to see in bright conditions. The right pair of sunglasses should offer protection against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to these rays throughout your life can lead to cancer or cataracts. Even a single day's exposure to sunlight on a snowy day can cause a painful condition called "snow blindness," which some liken to a sunburn experienced by the eyes.

Blue light, which comes from both electronics and the sun, can lead to macular degeneration and retinal damage. Sunglasses can filter this out. When you are outside, sunglasses, both prescription and standard types, offer you better vision in bright light. You do not have to squint to see clearly because the glasses prevent glares from obscuring your vision.

How to Get Prescription Sunglasses

If you wear prescription eyeglasses, talk to the optometrist about getting a prescription for sunglasses. Just as you need an eye exam to get the correct prescription for your regular lenses, you need one, too, for sunglasses unless you order both at the same time. You should talk to the optometrist about the best options for your sunglasses based on your lifestyle.

The Benefits of Wearing Prescription Sunglasses

Because long-term exposure to the sun can damage your eyes as much as it does your skin, you need to take eye protection seriously every day. Wearing sunglasses should be as much a part of your health regime as putting on sunscreen. With prescription sunglasses, you don't have to choose between protecting your eyes and seeing clearly.

Choose Center Stage Optique for Your Eye Care

At Center Stage Optique, our sunglasses selection includes a wide variety of frames for all face shapes. We also offer polarized sunglasses for reduced glare. Talk to our opticians for more options. If you don't have a prescription for sunglasses or need to update your current one, call us today at (212) 933-1895 to make an appointment for an eye exam. We are conveniently located close to those in both Chelsea and West Village. Come see us for the stylish and functional prescription sunglasses that you need.

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