The River’s Edge Optical offers sunglasses and performance eyewear to fit everyone’s lifestyle. Whether you are a weekend cyclist, play golf every day, or just want to make a fashion statement, we have all the options covered. It is our mission to research those activities that are the most popular in our area and bring to our optical department the appropriate sunwear and performance eyewear that will meet the needs of our patients and customers. However, we do not lose sight of the real purpose of sunglasses, which is protection from the environment and in particular, harmful ultraviolet rays.

Sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement. They are a great accessory to be used to keep your eyes healthy and help preserve your eyesight.

Our opticians and physicians at Dunes Eye Consultants and The River’s Edge Optical recommend sunglasses for all patients. Here are a few of the most important reasons why:

Protection from ultraviolet rays has been shown over a long period of time to help reduce the risk of cataract formation, macular degeneration and ocular surface disease abnormalities.

Sunglasses can also shield the skin around the eyes, helping to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Optimizing your vision during activities and in general outdoor wear is a priority for many patients. Providing comfortable vision while you drive and reducing glare and light sensitivity lessens eye fatigue and helps make the activity more enjoyable. Performance eyewear is a growing area of sunglasses that patients are finding can help improve their performance in the activity they enjoy.

Sunglasses also aid in management for conditions such as dry eye and allergies by reducing the exposure to wind, debris and dirt. They function as a shield guarding against these unwanted particles that cause irritation to the surface of the eye

One area that is often overlooked with sunwear is the ability to transition from dark to light. Many patients have a difficult time as they age in transitioning from a lighter environment to a dark environment and vice versa. Sunwear aids in the transition, allowing your eyes to adapt quicker to the lighting environment changes.

We invite you to stop into The River’s Edge Optical and see our expansive and growing collection of Sunwear and performance eyewear. From designers to some of the most highly sought after brand name performance eyewear, we are sure we will find a solution to your sunwear needs. Please don’t forget we offer prescription customized performance eyewear and sunglasses in all the brands that we carry, helping patients that need specialized correction to enjoy the benefits of these types of optics.

We want to be your optical and look forward to servicing all your vision correction needs.

The River’s Edge Optical Staff