Sunglasses in Chesapeake, VA

At Great Bridge Eye Care we carry one of the largest selection of sunglasses in Chesapeake, VA.

Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous “snowblindness” to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight. If you want to know more about choosing the right sunglasses, visit our practice in Chesapeake or call us at 757.482.4022 today.

Great Bridge Eye Care offers you high end designer sunglasses by Oakley, Puma, Kate Spade, among others. Why is it important to take good care of your eyes with high quality sunglasses?

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Don’t sacrifice fashionable style or high-level sports performance with our high-end prescription sunglasses!

There are several reasons, but some of the most important are:

  • Sunglasses should provide protection from ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV) light damages the cornea and the retina. Good sunglasses can eliminate most harmful UV rays.
  • Sunglasses must provide protection from intense light. When the eye receives too much light, it naturally constricts the iris and makes the pupil opening smaller to restrict the amount of light that enters your eye. Once it has constricted the iris as far as it can, the next step is squinting. If there is still too much light, as there can be when sunlight is reflecting off of snow, the result is damage to the retina. Good sunglasses can block light entering the eyes by as much as 97 percent to avoid damage.
  • Sunglasses provide protection from glare. Certain surfaces, such as water, can reflect a great deal of light, and the bright spots can be distracting or can hide objects. Good sunglasses can completely eliminate this kind of glare using polarization.

Prescription Sunglasses with Great Style and Performance

You apply sunscreen before heading out for a day outdoors, but do you think about your eyes?

When you buy a pair of cheap sunglasses, you often give up all of these benefits and can even make things worse. For example, if your sunglasses offer no UV protection, you increase your exposure to UV rays. Cheap sunglasses block some of the light, causing your iris to open and make the pupil opening larger to allow more light in. This lets in more UV rays as well, increasing the damage UV rays can cause to the retina.

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Sunwear and Tinted Lenses

Are you an active person who likes to spend your time outdoors? Then, sun protection, glare reduction and contrast-rich vision should be important for you. Hoya Vision offers a range of tinted lenses that reduce glare and enhance contrast, even in challenging weather conditions. With dozens of options to choose from, there is no need to compromise fashion for function.

  • Tinted and Sun Lenses Colorful lenses for the colorful you
  • Polarized Tint The ideal outdoor lens
  • Contrast Enhancing Tints Colored lenses for sport
  • Mirror Treatments High-fashion, high-function lenses

Light Reactive Lenses

Light reactive lenses are most relevant if you find yourself squinting and blinking excessively in bright light. They automatically and quickly adjust the tint darkness according to the light conditions you are in. For example, in strong sunlight, they perform as sunglasses, and indoors they perform as clear spectacles. Ease of use for you!

Meet Sensity photochromic lenses, created to make your life easier: they darken outdoors and quickly fade back to exceptionally clear indoors. During these rapid transitions, you are still UV protected. Our goal is to ensure comfort in all kinds of light situations. These new lenses achieve an even greater darkness outdoors, they work inside the car and you will continue to look attractive.

Prescription Sunglasses with Great Style and Performance

You apply sunscreen before heading out for a day outdoors. But do you think about your eyes? Though most of us understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, most Americans still don’t know that exposing their eyes to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays can be just as damaging.

The effects of UV are cumulative. In fact, every year 3.2 million people go blind from eye conditions caused by prolonged exposure to UV.

However, considering that 80 percent of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV occurs by age 18, wearing high quality sunwear that blocks most UVA and UVB rays is just as important for kids as adults.

So what can you do? Ask us which solution is best for you and your child.