Location

 

7105 Grand Avenue 2E
Gurnee, IL 60031


 

 

 

Contact Us

 

847-855-8300

drsandy@townevision.com 

  

Vision Center Hours

 

Monday and Tuesday 9:30 - 6:00
Wednesday Closed
Thursday and Friday 9:00 - 5:00
Saturday 9:30 - 12:30
Sunday Closed

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WHY PEOPLE NEED SUNGLASSES
  

According to American Optometric Association(AOA), people need sunglasses for:

  • UV Protection. The sun's UV radiation can cause cataracts; benign growths on the eye's surface; cancer of the eyelids and skin around the eyes; and photokeratitis, sometimes called snow blindness, which is a temporary but painful sunburn of the eye's surface. Wide-brimmed hats and caps can block about 50 percent of UV radiation from the eyes but optometrists say that is not enough protection.
  • Blue-Light Protection. Long term exposure to the blue and violet portion of the solar spectrum has been implicated as a risk factor for macular degeneration especially for individuals that are “sun sensitive.”
  • Comfortable vision. The sun's brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly by causing people to squint and the eyes to water.
  • Dark adaptation. Spending just two or three hours in bright sunlight can hamper the eyes' ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels. This can make driving at night after spending a day in the sun more hazardous.

People should wear sunglasses outdoors whether they are working, driving, participating in sports, taking a walk, running errands or doing anything in the sun.
  

WHAT PEOPLE NEED IN SUNGLASSES

The AOA suggests that sunglass lenses should:

  • block 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation;
  • screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light;
  • be perfectly matched in color and absorption and be free of distortion and imperfection.