Sunglasses in Marietta

At East Cobb Eye Center, we are proud to be your choice provider for the most stylish and functional sunglasses in Marietta. Whether you’re looking for the perfect pair of everyday frames or you need prescription sunglasses to help protect your eyes from harmful UV rays while driving —we’ve got you covered. We offer a wide range of affordable and designer sunglasses for patients of all ages and are excited to be your source for Ray Bans in Marietta.

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How Do Sunglasses Work?

Sunglasses are designed to not only look great but to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays. UV stands for ultraviolet, which is a spectrum of light that is invisible to the naked eye. Ultraviolet light is made up of 3 different types of harmful rays from the sun including UVA, UVB and UVC rays. But the only ultraviolet rays you need to be concerned with here on Earth are UVA and UVB.

How Do UV Rays Harm Unprotected Eyes?

With prolonged, unprotected exposure to UV rays, your eyes can develop cataracts. Caused by the breakdown of important proteins in the eye, cataracts result in a “cloudy” eye that may experience a reduction in the ability to see colors, impacted night vision and more. Additionally, UV damage can lead to retinal damage, irritation of the cornea, changes in the eye tissues and more.

What Should I Look for When Shopping for Sunglasses in Marietta, GA?

While many sunglasses claim to protect against 99 percent of UV rays, not all frames are created equal! The easiest way to make sure that your favorite pair of sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV rays is to check for proper labeling. Anything that reads “UV 400” will block UVA and UVB rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent UV protection. When protecting your eyes from sun glare, look for lenses that block anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of visible light.

Additionally, polarized lenses are designed to filter out glare that typically radiates upward from horizontal surfaces. If you spend a good amount of time outdoors hiking, boating, fishing, golfing, etc., then polarized lenses may be a good option for you.

Find the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses to Fit Your Needs

Just like your daily wear eyeglasses, finding the perfect pair of sunglasses to fit your face shape and lifestyle needs is important. That’s why our optometry team is happy to work closely with you to explore your options. We’re here to take the guesswork out of finding the right frames for everyone in the family. We carry a wide range of sunglasses options, including specialty and designer frame styles. Don’t miss our special offer when searching for the perfect pair of Ray Bans in Marietta.

Make an Appointment for Sunglasses from Your Marietta Eye Doctor

Interested in learning more about the large variety of fashion and name brand sunglasses available at East Cobb Eye Center? Contact (770) 642-4001 or visit our Marietta eye doctor online today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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