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.


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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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I had such a great experience today! It was hands down the most personable and informational eye exam I have ever had and I have been wearing glasses nearly my entire life! Highly recommend!"
  • "Dr. Wegener was so great with my daughter! She had a previous experience at another optometrist's office that left her feeling pretty scared about eye exams. Dr. Wegener was patient, explained everything in detail, completed her exam without any surprises or scares, and was very encouraging when she was picking out frames. She left with a huge smile on her face, excited to start wearing glasses. Will definitely be bringing the rest of the family! Thanks, Dr. Wegener!"
  • "It was an amazing experience and they explained everything very well. Everyone made me feel super comfortable and made sure I understood what they were explaining to me. Will definitely refer everyone I know to them and I am definitely making this my permanent eye doctor office."
  • "Doctor Wegener goes above and beyond for his patients. I can't say enough good things about him. He responds extremely quickly even after hours through their Facebook page and even met us after hours for an emergency. I refer everyone I know to him."
  • "Recently visited Dr. Wegener for our 7 year old son. We had a great experience! Dr Wegener was patient with our son's wiggles, but communicated clearly with him, in order to get a thorough exam. Dr. Wegener took care to fit our son's glasses well, which doesn't always happen at larger eyewear stores. I also appreciated all the education Dr Wegener provided. Ashley, the receptionist, is friendly and helpful, and the entire office is calm and welcoming."
    Amy H.
  • "I can't say enough great things about Doctor Wegener. He fit my son in short notice for an eye issue and met my husband on a day the office was closed for what we considered an emergency. He's incredibly kind and cares about his patients. I will recommend him to everyone"
    Joleen J.
  • "Dr. Wegener and his staff are amazing. We saw him for a second opinion and couldn't have been happier with our experience. He was extremely thorough and really got to the root of the problem. We have loved every aspect of our care and will definitely be regular patients from now on."
    Christine M.
  • "Staff is so friendly & helpful and there is a calm feel to the office which is so nice. You don't feel like you're in a cattle call waiting for your number. Dr. Wegener equally brings a relaxed, calm, yet thorough and knowledgeable experience. He is the first in all my years of eye exams and eyewear fittings who took the time to actually educate me on my eyes and care for them. You get a personal feel and know you've been heard.

    For those who avoid making phone calls to another human being for appointments - fear not! You can use messenger or texts to talk to them!

    Great experience, highly recommend!"
    Heather O.