We all know that contact lenses have become paramount to appearance these days. Traditional prescription eyeglasses have the drawbacks of minimizing facial features while giving the wearer an aged appearance. They also can cloud up in wet weather and limit the field of vision. Clearly not what we all want.
Contact lenses are not just for correcting vision. They are completely unnoticeable and offer the greatest field of vision. Over 125 million people are now using contact lenses. One of the most popular benefits is that you can use certain colors, depending on the lightness or darkness of your original irises, to change your eye color as often as you like. An assortment of colors is available for your choosing.
ElegantEyes, with 3 locations in New Jersey, has a very large collection of brand name contact lenses including Acuvue, Expressions, FreshLook, O2 Optix, Precision UV and PureVision, just to name a very few. Their professional optometrists can help you to find the look that you want as well as find the contact lenses that are right for you! They specialize in just about any type of contact lenses that you could possibly need or want.
BUT, there is a major drawback to contact lenses that quite a few people don’t realize. That’s because most people may remember to put sunscreen on their skin to prevent excessive exposure to UV rays, but what about the eyes? The exact same rays that can hurt your skin will damage your eyes, which could result in numerous complications, including cataracts!
Even though you are wearing contacts, you will still need eye protection. Sufficient eye protection is vital, especially for those who enjoy spending time outside. A particularly horrible side effect of having no eye protection, i.e. sunglasses, is that you can actually burn the cornea, the “front windows of the eyes.” This can result in temporary vision loss.
Also, just because it’s winter, don’t think that you can get away with not wearing your sunglasses. The sun can be even more damaging at this time because of the brightness of the snow as well as the known dangers present from the sun, a double whammy!
Unfortunately, most times, cut-rate sunglasses just won’t do. Some fraudulently proclaim that they protect the eyes against UV rays. There are actually two types of UV rays: UVA and UVB, in which UVB is actually more damaging than UVA rays.
Certain features are necessary in sunglasses to protect your eyes the best way possible. These include:
• The necessary protection from both UVA and UVB.
• Sunglasses that are dark enough, at least double gradient, to reduce sun glare and reflection. However, do not get sunglasses that are so dark that you have a problem distinguishing traffic signs or lights.
• Find ones that covers your line of site and your eyes entirely.
Of course, you also want class and sophistication when it comes to your sunglasses! ElegantEyes offers one of the largest selections of sunglasses that provide complete protection as well as class. From Burberry to Versace, ElegantEyes offers a huge assortment of the brands that are available!