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The sun's warming radiance is essential for life on Earth -- but that same energy also has the potential to do harm, especially to the delicate tissues of the human eye. If you're looking for that ideal combination of visual clarity, glare protection, and complete filtering of damaging ultraviolet radiation, look no further than New Vision Optical Wilmette. Our Wilmette, IL optical center can fit you with sunglasses that are as functional as they are fashionable.
Ultraviolet radiation may be invisible, but what you can’t see can definitely hurt you. UVA and UVB rays are forms of UV rays that penetrate Earth’s atmosphere and cause serious eye diseases and disorders. If you're "lucky," you might only experience a painful eye burn called photokeratitis (better known as snow-blindness). But UV exposure can also lead to permanent eye damage in the form of cataracts and macular degeneration. Your eyelids and the skin around your eyes can also develop skin cancer from this form of radiation.
These are all good reasons to invest a good pair of sunglasses -- but what counts as "good?" If you have a refractive error that require corrective lenses, a pair of prescription sunglasses can give you better clarity than fit-over, clip-on, or wraparound sunglasses. But there's still the issue of UV protection to consider. A dark tint can protect your eyes from glare, but it won't have an effect on UV emissions. You need to make absolutely sure you’re getting sunglasses that block the full range of radiation up to 400 nanometers. Our trusted experts at New Vision Optical Wilmette can help you achieve full protection.
Your quest for the perfect prescription sunglasses begins with an up-to-date eye exam and vision test. Once we know your current refractive prescription, we can fit you with high-quality single-vision or multifocal lenses that block the full range of UV radiation. You can choose from a variety of tint colors and shades to suit your specific taste and needs. If your activities expose you to lots of reflected road or water glare, you can also get polarized lenses. All of our sunglasses are available in a tremendous range of designer frames.
UV rays are serious business, so don't play games with your choice of prescription sunglasses. Call our Wilmette, IL office at 847-251-3330 to schedule an eye exam and take a tour of our amazing options! We are located at 120 Stokie Blvd.
Want to give a shout out to Patrick Takata at New Vision. Stopped in for a minor repair on my sunglasses and not only did he take care of it right away, he did it for no charge. I would highly recommend this business!