Sunglasses Available in San Antonio, TX

Here in San Antonio, TX, we are fortunate to have a high number of sunny days. However, these sunny days pose a hidden danger to your eyes. Sunglasses help you keep your eyes safe from harmful UV rays, as well as increasing safety by reducing glare and allowing improved vision when playing sports or driving.

Women enjoying their time in the sun.

Why Sunglasses are Important

The main reason that sunglasses are important is to protect the health of your eyes. UV rays enter the earth's atmosphere from the sun and can cause different types of short- and long-term damage. UVB rays can cause an uncomfortable, sunburn-like condition called photokeratitis. These symptoms will resolve relatively quickly. However, UVA rays can cause long-term damage, increasing your risk of certain conditions:

  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Certain cancers

Type of Sunglasses

In order to provide proper protection, sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. These sunglasses will be rated "UV 400". They should be large enough to restrict the light getting to your eyes, and people who are outside a lot should consider wraparound styles that reduce light exposure even more.

Personal preferences that can be accommodated when choosing sunglasses include tint color and frame shape, color, and style. Gray is a popular tint color because it does not alter the appearance of colors. However, other tint colors are available. Sunglasses can also be mirrored in a variety of colors.

Prescription Sunglasses

Just like regular glasses, prescription sunglasses come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. For most prescriptions, there is no difference in appearance between prescription and non-prescription sunglass lenses. Prescription sunglasses offer a number of benefits, including better vision while driving, while playing sports, and while just generally being outside.

People who do not need prescription glasses can just pull on a pair of sunglasses any time the sun is too bright. They can borrow from a friend or buy them at a store if they have a sudden need. People who wear prescription glasses, unfortunately, must plan ahead a little better, and planning ahead means making sure that you have at least one pair of prescription sunglasses.

Get Your Sunglasses at Alamo Eye Care Today!

Whether you require prescription sunglasses or non-prescription ones, our Alamo Eye Care office has a wide variety of choices for you to pick from. We offer high-quality lenses and frames that will provide you with protection from the sun and great vision. If you have any questions about our sunglasses, feel free to call us or stop by and take a look. Our phone number is (210) 403-9050!


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