At Richards & Wegener, Optometrists, we have been helping residents of liberty select new pairs of sunglasses for many years. There are many benefits to wearing sunglasses, including protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays. We will consider your medical needs, lifestyle, and fashion preferences when recommending the perfect pair of sunglasses for you. Read on to learn more about the benefits of wearing sunglasses.

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UV Rays

The UV rays from the sun can damage your eyes in several ways. They can cause cataracts to form and make existing cataracts even worse. They can cause skin cancer around the eye, macular degeneration, and other eye problems. The sun's rays can also burn your cornea, which is the front outside part of your eyes. Prescription sunglasses will protect your eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays while allowing you to see clearly. Wearing them every time you go outside is an effective way to protect your vision. 

Everyone Suffers Eye Damage

You don't have to spend a lot of time outside for the UV rays to affect your eyes. They can affect your eyes even if you're just walking from a car to a building. It's also important for people of all ages to have this protection for their eyes. Even young kids can start to get vision damage from the sun's rays. No matter how much time you spend in the sunlight, sunglasses will keep you better protected. 

Sunglass Style

Sunglasses are also a fashionable way to express your style. Wearing sunglasses can give you another accessory to work with. When you choose your frames, be sure to choose ones that will look great with both your hair and your skin. Try on a few pairs and see while styles suit you the best. You may want brown frames, black, tortoiseshell, silver, etc. Each of them will give you a different look, and they're fun to try on and experiment with. 

Prescription Sunglasses in Liberty

If you're interested in prescription sunglasses, you will need to schedule an eye exam so your prescription can be updated. We have plenty of sunglasses available so that you can choose the best style for your look and your taste. For more information on the benefits of wearing sunglasses or to schedule an eye exam, call Richards & Wegener, Optometrists today at (816) 781-0500. 

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