UV Safety Awareness Month: Sunglasses for Summertime

As some may know, the end of June marks the official start of summertime! That said, this month is UV Safety Awareness Month, which means it’s time to gear up. As the sun emerges brighter and days grow longer, it is essential to remember that while we might protect our skin from harmful UV rays, our eyes also require safeguarding. With the sun reaching its peak, July is the perfect time to delve into the importance of UV protection for your eyes and explore which lenses suit your lifestyle best. 

Understanding UV Protection

Harmful UV rays pose significant risks to eye health, potentially accelerating cataract development and macular degeneration. The good news? Investing in UV-treated lenses can provide crucial defense against these threats. Many may not realize that 100% UV protection is almost always included with eyeglass lenses, whether clear lenses, or Transitions, offering both clarity and safety in one package. 

Finding The Perfect Lens for Summer  

As an eye care provider, we understand that every individual has unique needs and preferences when it comes to eyewear. That is why we offer a diverse range of lens options to cater to various lifestyles. Here is a breakdown of some of our most popular choices: 

Polarized Lenses: Ideal for those who spend ample time outdoors, polarized lenses are specifically designed to reduce intense glare. Whether you are hitting the beach or hiking along sunny trails, these lenses offer clarity and comfort while shielding your eyes from harsh reflections. 

Photochromatic Lenses (Transitions): Versatile and convenient, photochromatic lenses seamlessly adjust to changing light conditions when exposed to UV light. Transitioning from clear indoors to a darker tint in sunlight, these lenses provide optimal visibility in any environment, ensuring a comfortable visual experience throughout the day. 

 Polycarbonate Lenses: Engineered for durability and safety, polycarbonate lenses are lighter and more impact-resistant than standard plastic. Perfect for active individuals, children, and sports enthusiasts, these lenses offer reliable protection against both UV rays and potential impacts. 

Eyewear Policy and Warranty Coverage 

Here at Thomas Eye Group, we prioritize your satisfaction. Our eyewear policy includes a one-year limited warranty on frames, covering manufacturer defects like peeling, cracking, or broken hinges. While accidental damage is not covered, we strive for your peace of mind. Additionally, our lenses come with a 90-day unconditional warranty, allowing two prescription changes and frame exchange if you are unsatisfied initially. Your comfort and satisfaction are paramount, and we are dedicated to providing exceptional service to all of our patients. 

As you gear up for summer adventures, don’t forget to prioritize the health of your eyes. With UV protection playing a crucial role in maintaining optimal eye health, choosing the right lenses is preeminent. Whether you opt for polarized, photochromatic, or polycarbonate lenses, Thomas Eye Group is here to ensure that your vision remains clear and protected, allowing you to embrace every moment with confidence and clarity.  

Click here to schedule an appointment and enjoy a UV-protected summer filled with vibrant sights through a new pair of shades! 

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