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3 Reasons to Purchase Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection

Everywhere you look, from the grocery store to the mall kiosk, there are sunglasses for sale. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes; some cheaper than the price of a happy hour cocktail! Novelty sunglasses might seem like a fun idea, but they can’t offer the protection you need from the sun’s harmful rays. Read the label before you buy, and ensure that you purchase frames with 100% UV defense.

Avoid Sun-Related Health Problems

At any point in the year, our eyes are exposed to harmful rays that can lead to a variety of health problems. The only way to decrease the chance of sun-related diseases like skin cancer, macular degeneration, and cataracts, is to wear sunglasses that guarantee 100% UVA and UVB protection. Basically, the sunglasses you purchase at the convenience store aren’t going to offer the same protection as most name brand lenses.

Promote Fast Recovery

If you’ve recently had LASIK eye surgery or another form of eye surgery, doctors will recommend that you wear protective eyewear to wear immediately after the surgery. Although you only need to wear the post-surgery eyeglasses temporarily, continuing to wear sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection will ensure that your eyes heal safely.

Enjoy the Outdoors

Spring has finally sprung, and residents of the East Coast will soon head outdoors to spend more time in the open air. Wearing sunglasses outdoors, whether you’re at the beach or on your front lawn, ensures that you aren’t straining your eyes to see the sights. Sunglasses are especially important for water sports like fishing, as polarized lenses allow you to look at the water without the uncomfortable glare!


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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