Less than two weeks to summer, and we are all anxious to see more sun! Here are some timely tips on choosing your sunglasses:
You already know that lenses which provide 100% UV protection are an absolute must. Glass lenses give crisper vision. Poly-carbonate lenses may be ideal for summer (and winter) sports because of their safety feature. Plastic lenses may be lighter in weight, but they are prone to scratching.
Photosensitive lenses need about a minute to change from light to dark. Not good while driving since they do not work well behind the car’s windshield. Practical for outdoor summer days with alternating sunshine and cloudy days.
Polarized lenses are great for eliminating glare and are best for water sports and also for glare while driving. Very good for eliminating glare from winter snow too.
Clip-on Frames can be custom made to fit any frame. They are an excellent option for people who already wear prescription glasses. They clip onto your existing frames by small magnets or special handles and are inexpensive way to have (a second pair of) prescription sunglasses.
Plastic frames will be very stylish this summer. Angular and curved shapes, titanium and aluminum materials, sportier and wrap-around models, and rubber temple tips are “IN” this year.
In the interest of your better Eye Health, from the practice of:
Dr. H. H. Walji, OPTOMETRIST
(Hons. BSc, MSc, O.D., F.I.O.S)
6633 Hwy 7 at 9th Line