Sunglasses are a great way to increase comfort and protect eye health. A lifetime exposure to harmful UV rays can cause damage to the skin around the eyes, the lens inside the eye, and the retinal layers behind the eye. We recommend wearing sunglasses for any extended period of time spent outdoors when exposed to UV light. We carry many of the latest brands in sunglass frames. There are several options for sun protection and we can help come up with a design that works best for you. Some of your options include:
This can be used by individuals who do not have a refractive error or patients who have had their refractive error corrected by contact lenses. Maui Jim also makes a ready made bifocal sunglasses for patients that do not need a distance prescription (or corrected their distance prescription with contact lenses) but still need a little help for reading.
A great option for people who wear glasses habitually but want a separate pair of sunglasses. A prescription sunglass can be done in a pre-exisiting sunglass frame or alternatively a regular eyeglass frame can be fitted with tinted lenses with your prescription in them.
These are transitions lenses, and they darken in response to UV light and then return to their clear state in the absence of UV light. This is great for people who don’t want to worry about switching glasses. It’s one pair that does it all. Also great for children who may not remember to switch into sunglasses when outside or may have a hard time keeping track of two pairs of glasses.
A clip on is a tinted set of lenses that fit over top of your eyeglass frame. They can come with the frame and connect with magnets or we can make a custom clip for your eyeglass frame that connects to your frame with hooks.
Solar Shield sunglasses are a practical, fashionable and affordable alternative to prescription sunglasses. They are specifically designed to fit over your prescription glasses but may be worn alone.