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The Importance of Wearing Sunglasses

Sunglasses look cool but they also serve an important purpose – protecting your eyes from dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Our Shreveport optometrist, Dr. Sam Silverblatt wants you to know how wearing sunglasses can preserve your vision.

Protecting Your Eyes from UV Rays with Sunglasses

Sunlight contains many different types of light rays, including ultraviolet radiation. UV radiation can damage the skin on your eyelid and other parts of your eye, including the transparent cornea that covers the front of your eye and the lens that focuses light entering your eye.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun increases your risk for developing cataracts, growths on your eye, and possibly age-related macular degeneration.

Sunglasses can reduce this damage by filtering out UV rays before they reach your eyes. For best results, look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV light and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. Lenses should be perfectly matched in color and be free of any warping, imperfections or distortions.

Your Eye Doctor in Shreveport Offers Wide Variety of Sunglasses

Sunglasses are an important tool for protecting your eyes from dangerous UV rays, but they can also enhance your appearance. This is especially true when it comes to brand name sunglasses, which allow you to protect your eyes in style.

Dr. Sam Silverblatt, your eye doctor in Shreveport, carries a large variety of attractive and popular brands, including Randolph, Salt, Barton Perreira, Mykita, Modo, ECO, WOOW, Eyebobs, Scojo, Ronit Furst, Flexon, Marchon, Italee, Oliver Peoples, Ottica Veneta, Sospiri, iGreen, Miraflex, Kaenon, and Maui Jim.

Dr. Sam Silverblatt is one of only two providers in the area who carry Sospirir, one of the most sought-after sunglasses brands on the market today.

You need sunglasses to protect your eyes from dangerous ultraviolet rays. Dr. Sam Silverblatt has the widest selection of the most popular sunglasses available in Shreveport. We are conveniently located at 1803 East 70th St in Shreveport, LA.

Make your appointment with Dr. Sam Silverblatt today by calling 318-798-4000.

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