Reviewed by : Dr. Matthew Miller, OD on 19 May, 2022

Let’s be clear about this: proper UV protection is a must if you want to avoid pesky eye-related conditions in the future. If you’re not careful, you can expect to experience some very serious eye damage in the form of quickened macular degeneration and cataracts. So how do you avoid harmful exposure to UV rays? Lucky for you, EyeBuyDirect offers top-grade UV protection in a variety of different options. Want to learn more? We’ve answered some of your most popular questions, right down below.

What does a UV protection lens filter mean on glasses?

Having UV protection on your glasses means that the lenses they’re equipped with can guard against the sunlight’s UV rays. This special quality makes it easier to see in bright-light conditions, protects your eyes against the harmful effects of the sun, and lessens the amount of squinting you have to do. When buying eyeglasses, keep in mind whether or not this option is the right fit for your lifestyle. The best part? You don’t need to choose between getting prescription vision correction and getting the UV protection you deserve. UV blocking glasses AND prescription sunglasses are both available at EyeBuyDirect.

Do cheap sunglasses protect your eyes?

Cheap sunglasses protect your eyes at a less-than optimal level. If you really want to give your eyes the UV protection they deserve, we offer some of the best sunglasses for eye protection online. At EyeBuyDirect, you can select from a variety of stylish UV protection options for both men and women. It’s a solid investment that’s both cost-effective and health-forward. Bonus tip: On the website, you can even customize any frame to have a stylish gradient tint, get them polarized, and more!

Can UV rays damage your eyes?

UV rays can damage your eyes in both the long and short term. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays can quicken macular degeneration in your eyes, and more. Leaving your eyes vulnerable to the sun’s UV rays, whether driving to or reading on the beach, can also damage your eyes and even cause cataracts.

Do polycarbonate lenses need UV coating?

Polycarbonate lenses do not need UV coatings. In fact, they’re a material that can be used to make both normal vision correction glasses AND sunglasses. Fun fact: Polycarbonate is 10 times stronger than your average glasses lenses.

Do EyeBuyDirect sunglasses have UV400 protection?

If a tinted lens has UV400 protection, it means that it blocks almost 100% of harmful UV light. If you choose from our sunglasses frames, gradient, mirrored, and polarized-mirrored lenses offer UV400 protection. If you choose a basic lens tint, 1.6 index lenses come with UV400 protection.

Do transition lenses have UV protection?

Transition lenses have UV protection. In fact, photochromic lenses of all types protect your eyes from UVA rays and UVB rays in one of the most convenient ways imaginable. Since they automatically switch between UV protection and vision correction modes, you’ll never need to remember to fish your sunglasses out of your bag and put them on again. Want to learn more? Check out all of the pros of transition lenses here, at EyeBuyDirect.

We hope you enjoyed this little FAQ on the many different UV protection options out there. The bottom line is that UV protection is something accessible, fashionable, and most importantly: worth every penny!

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