Sunglasses Specialist

Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates

Ophthalmologists & Optometrists located in Aurora, CO

Sunglasses have been an iconic fashion statement for decades. Dr. Kim Burrell of Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates and her team of optical professionals in Aurora, Colorado, can help you make a fashion statement and improve your vision with all the latest styles. Find out about the many benefits of prescription sunglasses. Call or schedule an appointment online.

Sunglasses Q & A

Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates

What types of sunglasses are available?

Sunglasses come in a variety of styles to fit every personality and lifestyle. Whether you need prescription sunglasses to improve your vision, or nonprescription sunglasses to reduce glare and protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, there’s a pair for your specific needs. Some of the options you can choose from include:

  • Performance sunglasses for sports or rugged outdoor activities
  • Polarized sunglasses to filter glare while driving or out on the water
  • Different colored lenses for darkness preference

Do darker lenses mean better protection from UV rays?

The color of the lenses in your sunglasses doesn’t determine how protected your eyes are from the sun’s UV rays. Gray, brown, or black equally protect your eyes, so it’s just a matter of personal preference. However, some lens colors are better for certain activities.

For example, mirrored sunglasses provide additional light reduction over colored lenses, so they’re a good choice for bright conditions like winter sports or other outdoor activities.

What are polarized lenses?

Polarized lenses contain a special filter to reduce glare that reflects off horizontal surfaces – especially water. Boaters, fishermen, and anyone who enjoys being out on the water can benefit from wearing polarized sunglasses, both prescription and non-prescription. Polarized lenses are also a great choice for golfers and bikers.

Another reason you might choose to get polarized sunglasses is if you have cataracts and your eyes are extra sensitive to bright light. Polarized lenses are helpful after eye surgery as well, to protect your eyes from bright light as they heal. You can also pair polarized sunglasses with prescription progressive lenses, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors.

Dr. Burrell and the expert team at Centennial Eye & Cosmetic Associates advises patients of all ages which combination of prescription lenses and sunglasses will provide you with the vision, comfort, and style you need. They have hundreds of stylish and functional frames to choose from for every lifestyle and vision requirement.

Ultimately, sunglasses can make a positive difference in your eye comfort and health. If you need new sunglasses, call or schedule an appointment online to learn about the numerous options available.