Keep Sunglasses Handy All Year

Keep Sunglasses Handy All Year

There’s something wonderful about the summer months when the sun is shining strong and the air is warm. Since the days are longer and the weather is nicer, people spend more time outside during the summer than during other months. Whether it’s packing up for a trip to the beach or heading out on the town for a day, one thing that lands itself on everyone’s list is sunglasses. Sunglasses can be worn for style, like our favourite designer sunglasses, or they can be worn for eye health. Whatever your reasoning may be, it’s important to remind yourself that the sun can easily damage your precious peepers, even in the depth of winter. The powerful light energy from the sun doesn’t waver after summer ends. The harmful UV rays from the sun can cause serious damage to unprotected eyes. We recommend wearing sunglasses anytime you go outside during the day so you can protect your eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration, and pterygium. Cataracts: The lens of the eye develops a cloudy layer that leads to foggy vision. It is estimated by the National Eye Institute that 20 percent of cataracts cases are caused by UV exposure. That means about 500,000 of the 2.5 million Canadians with cataracts could have prevented the disease by wearing sunglasses. Macular degeneration: A disease that can lead to blindness is not one to be reckoned with. Macular degeneration is generally caused by either the middle of the retina deteriorating, fatty deposits under the retina accumulating, or leaky blood vessels growing under the retina. Pterygium: A piece of tissue grows over the white part of...
Your Guide to Hot Eyeglasses Trends in 2017

Your Guide to Hot Eyeglasses Trends in 2017

The New Year is nearly here! It’s the perfect time to make a change, whether that’s to your career, your home, your lifestyle, or something as important as the glasses that you wear. If you’ve been wearing the same old style for many New Year’s celebrations, it’s time to make a change. We have an amazing selection of eyeglasses in Langley. We can find the pair that are perfect for your face, personality, and budget. Check out some of the hottest trends in eyeglasses in 2017 and see if any of them inspire you to look for something new! Hot Trends for Eyeglasses in 2017 The hot decade this year is the 1980’s. In the last few years, a lot of the most popular eyeglasses were modeled after styles that were popular in the 1950’s and 1960’s. That meant a lot of thick black and cat eye frames. Style is always influenced by what’s popular in media, and this was no exception. The rise in popularity of these styles is attributed to shows like Mad Men, which took place in the 1960’s and enjoyed phenomenal ratings. Next year, the hot trend is going to be the 1980’s. You’ll see a lot of oversized glasses, blush frames, and interesting earpiece designs that will remind you of what the cool kids were wearing about 30 years ago. You can thank huge hit shows like Stranger Things for the resurgence of 1980’s fashion. Lots of thick frames but more bright colors. Thick frames are here to stay, but unlike last year, we’re going to see more of a variety of the color...

Did You Know That Your Eyes Can Get Sunburned?

Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned? Also known as photokeratitis, an eye sunburn happens most often in the summer (which is quickly approaching), but it can also take place when you’re exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays without any kind of eye protection. Sunburned eyes can get infected, require the use of antibiotics, and can even damage your eyesight permanently. The solution to this problem is, of course, prescription sunglasses. With the number of options available, finding prescription sunglasses has never been easier. Whether you prefer a clip-on style attachment for your prescription eyeglasses or designer frames or you need standalone prescription sunglasses, Vision Care Centre- Langley has you covered. We’re happy to provide you with options from trusted brands such as Guess, Zeal Optics, and Ray Ban. You’re sure to find exactly the style of prescription sunglasses you’re looking for. Keeping your eyes sunburn free wards off a host of issues ranging from swelling, blurred vision, constant tearing up, and infection, so be sure that you’ve got your eyes covered effectively. If you need some new prescription sunglasses or even if we’ve convinced you to get them for the first time, we’re here to help. Our staff will gladly suggest frames, lenses, and any other options that will work for you and your lifestyle. We’ve met our patients’ eyecare and eyewear needs for over 20 years, so feel free to contact us today to set up an exam. Let us help you to pick out the perfect pair of prescription...

Helping You See All Year Round

Let’s face it, you wear glasses. Not only that but you have a vision problem, like many astigmatisms, that cannot be corrected with contact lenses. Or maybe you have dry eyes and contacts rub you raw. But summer is coming and you don’t want to take your next beach vacation or sit by the pool and have to make the choice between not being able to see with just regular sunglasses or be blinded while wearing your prescription lenses. Prescription sunglasses are the perfect solution and help to protect your vision. When you spend time in the sun, your eyes are exposed to both UV-A and UV-B rays that can damage your vision over time. Individuals who participate in outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and watersports are further prone to damage from the rays reflecting back off the snow and water. Just like you would never wear your sunglasses indoors, why would you use your regular prescription glasses outside? Even if you aren’t a die-hard snowboarder, simply driving to and from work without sunglasses can cause discomfort. Squiting can blur your vision and make it hard to see the car turning next to you or the pedestrian crossing the road. This could easily be resolved with your prescription in an excellent pair of sunglasses. Make an appointment with your local optometrist to get your prescription checked and then visit the optician to try on a variety of sunglass options. Always check that your lenses will block 99-100% of the damaging UV rays. At Vision Care Centre in Langley, BC, we offer our patients a wide variety of designer...