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Nonprescription Sunglasses

While sunglasses with nonprescription lenses are a great way to accessorize and add style, they are worn as more than just a fashion statement. Nonprescription eyewear protects your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and acts as a barrier against wind or dust when outdoors. Called “plano” sunglasses in the eyewear industry, the market selection is wide and varied, with many types of designer frames and materials.

One reason that nonprescription sunglasses are so popular is due to the huge number of contact lens wearers. More than 30 million Americans currently wear contacts! In addition to blocking the sun, sunglasses also help prevent contact lenses from drying out when outside.

Trends in Fashion

No matter what look you favor, there is a pair of plano sunglasses to express your unique personality. In the past few seasons, styles have ranged from glamorous cat-eyes and Jackie O’s to sporty wraparounds. Teeny retro shapes and oversized bubbles have graced many faces, in addition to angular, rectangular forms. Rimless and semi-rimless frames often present unique geometric lenses, cut in new and unusual angles. Without a full frame, these types have a wire or plastic thread that secures the lenses in place.

Similar to jewelry, sunglasses are often chosen and worn as attractive accessories. Many modern styles, such as sleek wraps and Jackie O versions, come embellished with sparkling jewels. Eye-grabbing features, such as crystals, cubic zirconia faux diamonds and rhinestones, adorn many pairs of chic sunglasses. Some plastic plano sunglasses feature cut-outs and other refined details that grant a distinctive, cool look.

Color also makes an appearance in the lenses, which are tinted in a rainbow of hues beyond classic black, such as rose, yellow, blue, orange, coral and purple. Gray lenses are considered the best because they distort external colors the least.

Sunglass Materials

The materials used to construct sunglass frames span the gamut. Sturdy and good-looking versions are available in plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, beryllium and titanium. These premium metals are durable, yet lightweight and hypoallergenic for enhanced comfort. For long-lasting function, they are also corrosion-resistant. Hybrid frames that combine both plastic and metal are contemporary and popular.

Choose the Right Lenses

Most important is that the sunglass lenses block 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Even inexpensive versions should offer this high grade protection. If you need sunglasses for playing sports, your best choices are lightweight and provide extra safety with impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses. If you spend time boating or fishing, polarized sun lenses help reduce glare and ease eye strain while on the water.

Guidelines for Sunglass Shopping

First and foremost, your nonprescription sunglasses need to fit comfortably on your face. The following tips are helpful for determining a proper fit:

  1. Choose frames that are wide enough for your face. The frame edges should extend beyond the sides of your face slightly. This ensures that the temples won’t squeeze your head as they reach back to your ears.
  2. Make sure the temples are long enough. The curves at the end of each temple should go over your ears without pressing down. Note that some specific styles have straight temples that are not designed to curve around the ear.
  3. Ensure that the frame fits snugly without the nosepiece pinching the bridge of your nose.
  4. Move around a bit, like you do in daily life. Turn your head, nod up and down, and bend over to pick something up from the floor. With a good fit, the sunglasses should remain in place.
  5. Stay within your personal zone of style and choice. Choose plano sunglasses in a shape and color that you prefer. Consider prescription sunglasses if you normally wear prescription eyewear to see. In addition to protecting your eyes and vision, sunglasses are a significant part of your appearance!

 

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Update on COVID-19 (03/30/2020)

We wanted to thank you for your continued support of our office during this challenging time. We will continue to be open from 9:00am-1:00pm Monday through Friday to dispense contact lens and eyeglasses orders. We will also be able to order additional contact lenses for patients who may be running low.

While all routine eye care is still deferred during this time, we will remain available to triage eye emergencies. We will send out additional notifications as soon as it becomes possible to resume routine eyecare.

Please call or text us at (904)287-4567 or email us at cfec2@2drfishers.com with any questions for concerns.

*****CONTACT WEARERS*****

With the day to day changes surrounding COVID-19, we do not know how much longer we will be open to the public. With that being said, if you are a contact lens wearer, and currently have less than a 3 month supply of lenses, we highly recommend that you place an order now. We will offer free shipping on lenses directly to your home (with a minimum of 2 boxes). We will also extend contact lenses prescriptions, as needed, for those expiring within the next three months.

Please call or text us at (904)287-4567 or email us at cfec2@2drfishers.com.

Hours: As of March 30, we will be open from 9:00am – 1:00pm Monday through Friday only to dispense contact lens and eyeglass orders. We will have a doctor available to see ocular emergencies if needed.

Routine Eye Exams: If you are scheduled for a routine eye examination appointment during our closure, we will reschedule your appointment. As of March 30, 2020, we will begin rescheduling routine eye examination appointments for April 13th and later.

I need to replace my glasses. What do I do? Please contact us at (904)287-4567. We may be able to extend your prescription during this time and will help you with your eyewear needs.

I’m nearly out of contact lenses. What do I do? Please contact us at (904)287-4567. We may be able to extend your prescription during this time, and/or place an order for your contact lenses and have them shipped to your house (with a minimum of 2 boxes).

I need a refill on the medication prescribed to me by the practice. What do I do? Please contact us at (904)287-4567 or cfec2@2drfishers.com. We can transmit a refill for your prescription directly to your pharmacy so that you have the medication that you need.

I need to pick up my order. What do I do? We will be open from 9:00am – 1:00pm Monday through Friday only to dispense contact lens and eyeglass orders.

I don’t feel comfortable coming into the office to pick up my order. What do I do? Please contact us at (904)287-4567 and we can bring your contact lens or glasses order out to your car. Since we are working with reduced staff, please allow us extra time for curbside pick-up. Also, when you place your contact lens order, you can elect to have them shipped to your home.

What about an eye emergency after your shortened business hours? What can I do? If you have an ocular emergency, please call (904)287-4567 and wait for instructions at the end of the message.

Our doctors will do their best to accommodate your needs whenever possible during this time. We have reduced our staff hours until further notice to protect them, our patients, our community, and our nation. Despite the financial and emotional hardships this will cause, we ask every one of you to do the same.

Together, we will weather this storm.