Monday, May 13, 2013
I wear my (prescription) SUNGLASSES at night
One aspect of my life that I'm very grateful for is my fabulous group of friends. There are times in our lives when our friends play a huge role - where they are more like family. I am lucky to have great friends and a great family.
One of the friends I speak of is my friend Egg Beater. You might think that's a strange name for a friend, huh? Well, when I was a freshman in college, my roommates named all of our friends after kitchen tools. We had wooden spoon, spatula, egg beater, etc. I would often get messages that said "Egg Beater called at 3:45 pm," or something like that. Anyway, Egg Beater recently asked me to write a post on the worth of prescription sunglasses, so here it is!
My opinion on Rx sunglasses is this: Sunglasses in general are ALWAYS a good idea. If you wear contacts all the time or have good distance vision, then prescription sunglasses are not a top priority for you because you can purchase non-prescription sunglasses and still see well. However, if you're like Egg Beater (you have a high prescription in your glasses), then prescription sunglasses are an awesome idea and worth the cost.
Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV-A and UV-B rays that can damage your eyes. Skin cancer around your eyelids, along with cataracts and corneal or retinal burns can all be the result of sun exposure to your eyes. None of those things sound fun, right? Wear some sunglasses!
I'd like to also stress the importance of protecting your child's eyes from the sun. You put sunscreen on your kid when they go to the beach, right? Please protect their eyes from the sun as well, you'll be glad you did!
One last awesome thing about sunglasses (Rx or not): They make you look super hot. Haven't you seen cool celebrities sporting shades before?
Anyway, the optimist optometrist is very proud that you're thinking about your eye health and that you are going to protect your eyes from the sun. Speaking of which, I'm off of work today, so am going to grab my sunglasses and head to the beach! Hope your day is as great as mine is shaping up to be!!!