The sun can be blinding, particularly in the morning and evening when the sunlight bursts into cars, making you almost blind as a driver. This can make driving quite challenging. As such, people tend to rely on things like sunglasses to both protect their eyes and help them see clearly. Our eye doctors at Benefield Eye Care in Gulfport will help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses for both prescription and non-prescription lenses.


Why You Should Wear Sunglasses

Sunlight is incredibly strong and can damage the eyes and skin if a person spends too much time outside. Excessive UV rays can burn your cornea, which is your eye's outermost layer. This directs light to the retina, which means that a damaged cornea can make it difficult to see clearly and will require attention from an eye doctor. This damage may heal over time but could lead to permanent damage. Wearing sunglasses will prevent the sun from damaging your eyes. Furthermore, many sunglasses can even help to prevent skin cancer around the eyes.

How Someone Who Needs Glasses Can Wear Sunglasses

Many people who wear glasses choose not to wear sunglasses because wearing one pair over the other looks silly and is not practical. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get around this problem and protect your eyes with sunglasses without worrying about needing a separate pair from your eyeglasses.

Prescription sunglasses are incredibly popular for many people, especially if they know that they will be spending the day outside. This is great for boaters and athletes along with plenty of other people. However, there is an issue if it gets dark or you need to go inside, then you will need to change out your prescription sunglasses for prescription eyeglasses.

Constantly changing your glasses can be a hassle in its own right. Because of this, many people like to use transitional lenses. These lenses are designed to transition from regular lenses when you are inside, or it is dark out, and transition towards shaded lenses when you are in the sun. This means you will only need to have one prescription pair with you at any given time.

Get Your Next Pair of Prescription Sunglasses in Gulfport, MS

If you live in or around Gulfport and are considering prescription or non-prescription sunglasses, call our eye doctors at Benefield Eye Care today at (228) 328-0972 to schedule an appointment. We have a wide variety of frames to choose from and we will help you pick the perfect pair.

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