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Sunglasses from Edmonton’s Optometrists’ Clinic

Sunglasses are about so much more than just making a fashion statement these days. When you need sunglasses in Edmonton, Optometrists’ Clinic offers a wide selection of the latest styles and a friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you find the perfect pair best-suited for your needs. Whether you want aviators, round or rectangle-shaped sunglasses, we’re sure to have whatever style you’re looking for in stock. We carry sunglasses from many of the hottest brands, including Maui Jim®, Ray-Ban® and Oakley, at many of our locations. And we’d be more than happy to fit you for prescription lenses while you’re here!

The Benefits of Sunglasses Outnumber the Sun’s Rays

One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of wearing sunglasses is the protection they offer against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. However, there are actually many benefits of wearing sunglasses, including:

  • Protection against skin cancer Did you know that about 10% of skin cancers can be found on your eyelids?

  • Prevention against cataracts and macular degeneration Prolonged UV exposure can contribute to cataracts and increase the risks of age-related macular degeneration over one’s lifetime.

  • Protection against sunburn of the eye (photokeratitis) This can be extremely painful and lead to blurred vision, light sensitivities and other unpleasantries.

  • Protection from debris in the great outdoors If people wear safety goggles in certain professions to protect their eyes from debris, why can’t we do the same whenever we go outside?

  • Reduced solar glare This results in less squinting and eye strain, which also helps you prevent aging and the wrinkle lines that form around your eyes over time. Solar glare also causes you to have reduced vision, which can be dangerous in certain conditions – especially when behind the wheel of an automobile.

  • Reduced chances of experiencing dry eyes Sunglasses also protect your eyes against wind and dust, which have been known to cause dry eyes.

  • They aid you during post-surgical recoveries If you’re having a corrective vision surgery such as LASIK, your doctor might recommend that you wear sunglasses during your recovery period as you adjust to your new vision.

  • Less headaches and migraines Many sunglass wearers report fewer headaches and migraines caused by too much exposure to bright sunlight.

Don’t Forget the Polarized Lenses to Reduce Glare

Optometrists’ Clinic proudly offers a fine selection of polarized lenses that are designed to help reduce the glare off of horizontal surfaces, including rainy or snow-covered surfaces, lakes, ski slopes, and more. Polarized lenses are especially useful for avid skiers, fishermen and drivers who spend a great deal of time on the road.

One of the Largest Selections of Eyewear in Edmonton

If you need eyewear in Edmonton, look no further than the Optometrists’ Clinic. We have several convenient locations in Edmonton, Westlock and Leduc to better serve your vision care needs. You’d be hard-pressed to find faster, friendlier service or a larger selection of eyewear from your neighbourhood vision centres. Feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have about our selection or to make an appointment for your next eye exam. We look forward to seeing you at one of our locations soon!

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