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When you spend any time outside, it is important to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. When you also wear glasses, it can be very convenient to get prescription sunglasses so that you can easily switch between one and the other. With this strategy, you will always have a vision correction method. If you are considering prescription sunglasses and live in or around Columbia, SC, contact our team at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates to schedule an appointment. Let’s take a look at why prescription and non-prescription sunglasses are important.

UV Rays

One of the most dangerous things about going outdoors without sunglasses is that it allows UV rays to reach your eyes. UV rays are responsible for many cases of eye disease and can damage your eyesight. It may also result in wrinkles around your eyes and squinting which leads to even more wrinkles. UV rays can cause cataracts to develop and make existing cataracts grow in size. When you go outside, it is important to shield your eyes from UV rays by wearing sunglasses.

Dirt and Debris

When you are outdoors, you run the risk of tiny particulates blowing into your eyes. Even on a day that isn't particularly windy, debris can be found in the air and find its way to your eyes. When debris blows into your eyes it can cause pain, create a gritty sensation, and scratch the surface of your eye. Sunglasses keep much of the wind out of your eyes so that the tiny debris doesn't blow into them. If you live in a windy area or it is a windy time of year, sunglasses are especially important to the health and safety of your eyes.

Get Your Sunglasses in Columbia, SC

Whether you need prescription sunglasses or non-prescription sunglasses, our team at Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates is here to help. Both options protect your eyes and enhance your outdoor vision. We have a wide variety of frames to choose from and can answer any questions that you may have about our eye care services. Call our team today at (803) 254-6306 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Monday

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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