Concord Eye Care Center offers you high end designer sunglasses by Costa del Mar, RayBan, Kate Spade and Coach, among others. Why is it important to take good care of your eyes with high end sunglasses?
There are several reasons, but some of the most important are:
- Sunglasses should provide protection from ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Ultraviolet (UV) light damages the cornea and the retina. Good sunglasses can eliminate most harmful UV rays.
- Sunglasses must provide protection from intense light. When the eye receives too much light, it naturally constricts the iris and makes the pupil opening smaller to restrict the amount of light that enters your eye. Once it has constricted the iris as far as it can, the next step is squinting. If there is still too much light, as there can be when sunlight is reflecting off of snow, the result is damage to the retina. Good sunglasses can block light entering the eyes by as much as 97 percent to avoid damage.
- Sunglasses provide protection from glare. Certain surfaces, such as water, can reflect a great deal of light, and the bright spots can be distracting or can hide objects. Good sunglasses can completely eliminate this kind of glare using polarization.
Prescription Sunglasses with Great Style and Perfomance
You apply sunscreen before heading out for a day outdoors. But do you think about your eyes? Though most of us understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays, most Americans still don't know that exposing their eyes to the sun's UVA and UVB rays can be just as damaging.
The effects of UV damage are cumulative. In fact, every year 3.2 million people go blind from eye conditions caused by prolonged exposure to UV.
However, considering that 80 percent of a person's lifetime exposure to UV occurs by age 18, wearing high quality sunwear that blocks most UVA and UVB rays is just as important for kids as adults.
So what can you do?
Ask us which solution is best for you and your child.
Don't sacrifice fashionable style or high-level sports performance with our high-end prescription sunglasses!
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We participate with many vision care insurance plans including Vision Service Plan (VSP), EyeMed, Superior Vision, Community Eye Care, Block Vision, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare Vision, Cigna Vision, North Carolina Healthchoice, and Medicaid.
Some of the plans we participate in are Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Medicare, Humana, Medcost, Medicaid, and North Carolina Healthchoice.
Please call our office to verify participation with your major medical plan.
Types of Payment Accepted
We accept Care Credit, Cash, Personal Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept most HSA and Flex spending cards.