Monday, May 13, 2013

I wear my (prescription) SUNGLASSES at night

Hello, friends!  I hope your day is starting off well.  This month is my birthday month, and I try to do little celebretory things each day of the month to remind myself how lucky I am to be alive and healthy.  I'm a very lucky girl!

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!!!


99 comments:

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    1. I don't, but try checking out the American Optometric Association website for optometrists in your area :)

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  4. This reminds me a lot of the Blues Brothers from the title when they are driving at night with sunglasses on. I would expect that any optometrist in Calgary would say such a thing is a bad idea but when you have such cool glasses it can be hard to help it.

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  5. Thanks for this great information. I am wanting to go to my optometrist in Mesa AZ soon.

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  6. Merci pour l'article. J'adore porter mes lunettes de soleil pendant la nuit. Elles sont super chiques! Par chance, est-ce que vous connaissez un optométriste au Québec?

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  7. Thanks for the great article, I need to get out there and find myself an optometrist clinic in Edmonton. My eyes are going bad.

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  8. I love this song. My eye doctor in Fort Mcmurray would sure get a kick out of it as well!

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  9. I haven't been to my eye doctor in Edmonton in a few years at least. I never wear sunglasses and heard that too many UV rays can cause cataracts. I have noticed that my vision has started to get worse lately. Should I be worried about having cataracts?

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    1. Sun exposure can certainly cause cataracts, but having blurry vision doesn't necessarily equal cataracts. Blurry vision can be caused by a number of things - best to get checked by your friendly optometrist!

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  10. I work at a computer all day long and I am starting to feel a major strain on my eyes. I am so worried that my eyes are getting worse but I think I tend to worry for no reason. I just hope that my vision doesn't worsen. I should probably go to an Edmonton eye doctor to get checked out. My only fear is that my vision really is starting to fail me.

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  11. I wish I could wear my perscription sunglasses at nigh! They make my sight funny though... My optometrist in Calgary perscribed them to me!

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  12. Thanks for this article it was great! Do you know of any good Edmonton optometrists?

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  16. I am in need of prescription sunglasses. I get headaches from sensitivity to light. Do you know any optometrist in Toronto that I should see?

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing this! I have been wondering if an Lloydminster optometrists would help me find sunglasses with my prescription!

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  19. This blog post has really helped me out. Ever since my visit to the eye doctor in Fort McMurray I have been really worried about how I looked. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  20. Thanks so much for posting this. I'll have to go see the optometrist in Calgary soon to go see if I need glasses. I don't think I would look too bad in prescription sunglasses.

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  21. This is a very nice post. I have been meaning to see an optometrist in Ottawa for a month now. I keep putting it off even though I know I shouldn't.

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  25. I have been wondering if there is any validity to what people say about this being bad for your eyes. Reading this makes me think that I need to double check with my optometrist in Scottsdale, AZ.

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  26. Great info. I've been looking in Edmonton for an optometrist to get new frames; maybe I'll get some sunglasses while I"m there.

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  27. That is pretty cool. I have been thinking about going in to one of the opticians, up here in Edmonton. I would love to have a nice pair of prescription sunglasses, and reading glasses. I think that it would be nice to be able to read for long periods again.

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  31. Very clever. I think my optometrist in Edmonton must have had the same idea, he made a similar joke during our last visit. Great post, and very entertaining and informative blog!

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  50. Can wearing nonprescription glasses ruin your eyesight? My dad just buys cheap glasses that he says he can see well with. Over the past couple of months his eyesight has worsen. I think it may be because of him not wearing prescription glasses. Could that be the cause?
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  53. I got hit in the head during a rugby match yesterday. My head sort of hurts and my vision is super blurry. Could this possibly be a concussion?

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  55. I am legally blind so I often take trips to the optometrist to have them checked on. Recently I have been wearing contacts lenses, but the prescriptions often change because my eyes are developing funny. Prescription glasses are something I'm considering heavily.
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  56. I wear contacts lenses myself and am very near-sighted. My eyes are also very sensitive and I find the need to wear sunglasses during the day even if it is cloudy outside. I am only 25 and don't want my eyes to deteriorate anymore than they already have and a good pair of sunglasses is essential in my opinion.

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  59. I hardly ever wear sunglasses. I thought they were just so you could see in the sun. Are you eyes really damaged by the sun like your skin is? http://www.optometristsclinic.com/en/

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  60. Well, if they're prescription, then I guess it's all right. Seriously though, I never could get into the prescription sunglasses craze. That's one too many expensive pairs of glass for me. I just got contacts. Thiago | http://www.moderneyez.net

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  61. I didn't realize that prescription sunglasses was a thing. I have seen several coworkers wear sunglasses over their normal prescription glasses. Is a pair of prescription sunglasses a lot more expensive than normal glasses?
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  62. I have only seen a small handful of people I know with prescription sunglasses. One of my friends uses those kinds that auto change depending on the sun. Do they make prescription glasses that are polarized? I've never talked to my eye doctor about them but now I will!

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  63. I totally believe in the use of sunglasses. I had growth on my eye that grew over the years, and when I finally got it treated they told me I could've prevented it just by wearing sunglasses. I also like the point you make about sunscreen, we should definitely protect the eyes as well. http://www.vaeye.com

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  64. So many people say that the sun is the worst thing for your skin, and are constantly wearing sunblock. I really agree that people should worry more about protecting their eyes from the sun. I wear sunglasses almost any time I'm outside, especially when I'm driving. I don't want to go blind anytime in my life because I didn't protect my eyes in the proper way. http://www.crownopticians.com/en/

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  66. Thanks for the article! I agree, parents are often quick to slather their kids in sunscreen, but then they forget the eye protection. Even when you're not at the beach, a lot of winter activities in the harsh sunlight can be damaging as well, with the glint off the snow. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

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  67. I'm glad to see that you are taking care of your eyes. Wearing prescription glasses is essential to keep your eyes from over-straining themselves. I wear prescription sunglasses at night sometimes as well. I prefer to see clear over seeing perfect contrast. http://www.johnmountfordoptometrist.com.au/services.html

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  68. I think you are very right, people often don't think about the damage the sun can do to eyes. Wearing sunglasses are very helpful to you eye health. I'll have to try better at doing that myself.

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  70. Sun exposure can certainly cause cataracts, but having blurry vision doesn't necessarily equal cataracts. Blurry vision can be caused by a number of things - best to get checked by your friendly optometrist! **Double Thumbs Up**

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  71. It is really cool that they make prescription sunglasses these days. It is amazing what is possible in the world of optometry. I would really like to try out some transition lenses one of these days.

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  72. I agree that taking proper care of ones eyes is very important. It is something that people often don't really think about. The sun can really damage eyes and so it is important to wear sunglasses when it is bright.

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  73. I need to start wearing sunglasses more often and taking better care of my eyes. I really enjoy your optimist optometrist blog posts a lot. I always learn something new and it helps keep me aware of what I am doing or not doing for my eye health.

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  74. I think it is great that you wear your sunglasses so reguarly. I don't think most people realize how much damage the sun can do to eyes. I should be better at wearing my sunglasses, even when it isn't very bright. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  75. My eyes were having trouble with the sun, however, I can't stand the darkness of sunglasses, so my optometrist recommended UV protection clear lenses. They really helped me. I like the idea of them.

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  76. Seeing is one of those things in life that is essential. I hope for the day that anyone who is blind can have a treatment to open their eyes. There is too much beauty in this world to miss out on.
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  77. I think that it is very important to take good care of your eyes. Eye care is something that people usually don't think about until it becomes a problem. Wearing sunglasses is one of the little things that make a big difference. Even when it isn't that bright it is important to wear them. Thanks for sharing!

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  78. I have been thinking about getting some prescription sunglasses for a couple of weeks now. I usually wear contacts, but I don't like to wear them when I go to the beach. It would be really nice to have some prescription sunglasses so I can see well while protecting my eyes from the sun. http://www.eyetutis.com/services.htm

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  79. I didn't know that some people had to wear their prescription sunglasses at night. In some cases, that seems like it would be a good idea. You could protect your eyes from other kinds of damaging light. I think you should ask your optometrist what he/she thinks before you do anything.

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  80. You're right, sunglasses are super hot! What I think is funny is that even normal glasses are seen as attractive nowadays. I remember when I was a kid being called "four eyes," and being so relieved to finally get contacts when I was older. It's funny how things change like that. I'll have to wear sunglasses more often!

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  81. I had no idea that wearing your prescription sunglasses at night could help. It seems like it would be really hard to see things though. It would be sort of awkward too, but whatever you need to do for your eye health, I say, do it. http://www.miramareye.com/

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  83. I have been looking at prescription glasses recently because cataracts run in my family. I have began to notice little growths around the edges of my eyes and fear if left untreated will grow to cover the iris. I know that UV rays act as a catalyst for these growths and so it is important I wear sunglasses.

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  84. I have some friends who wear glasses. Everybody I know who has prescription sunglasses loves them. They help in multiple ways by protecting the eyes from the sun and by allowing the person to see. It's not often that a singular product has multiple services like that. If my eyesight ever deteriorates to the point that I need glasses, I'll definitely have some sunglasses in my prescription to make things easier on me.
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