Sunglasses Specialist

Eye 2 Eye Vision Center

Matthew Gada, OD

Your Williamsburg Eye Doctor

While many people purchase sunglasses for some extra flair in their appearance, sunglasses are also highly beneficial in protecting your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) radiation that comes from the sun. Eye 2 Eye Vision Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers a wide selection of sunglasses to choose from, and you can have them filled with your prescription too. Come check out your options and learn more about the benefits of sunglasses today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online with your Eye Doctor today.


What are sunglasses?

Whether or not you have a prescription to correct your vision, sunglasses are highly beneficial in protecting your eyes and even preserving your vision in the long term. Like eyeglasses, you can select a frame and have it filled with your vision correction prescription. You’ll need to consider the material that is best for your lifestyle, and you can choose a pair that helps you to express yourself and look stylish.

Lenses in sunglasses may or may not have a prescription, but they must be able to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. You can get fully protective sunglasses for a very reasonable price.

What are the benefits of wearing sunglasses?

There are many benefits to wearing sunglasses. To maximize their benefit, you should wear them when you go outside during all seasons. Benefits of sunglasses include:

  • Protection from radiation from the sun
  • Protection from dust, wind, and other eye irritants
  • You can have them filled with your prescription or purchase a pair that clips over your regular eyeglasses
  • Promotion of healing after laser eye surgery or other procedures

Wearing sunglasses can help to prevent many sun-related conditions, including skin cancer, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

What should I consider when selecting a pair of sunglasses?

Beyond simple fashion taste, you’ll need to consider:

  • Full coverage: Choose a pair that fully shields your eyes.
  • Fit: Pick a pair that doesn’t pinch your nose and isn’t too tight around the temples.
  • Visibility: The perfect pair of sunglasses shouldn’t obstruct your vision.

You have the option of getting photochromic lenses, which change color to allow for UV protection in your everyday eyeglasses; sunglass lenses that clip onto your regular pair of eyeglasses; or a large pair of nonprescription fitovers that can sit over your regular pair. Your optician can help you select a pair that fits all of your needs.

If you’re interested in buying a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes, call Eye 2 Eye Vision Center or make an appointment online.