At Village Optical, we have a large selection of sunglasses in a variety of colors, materials, and shapes from the most popular designer brands.
High-quality sunglasses are just what you need to protect your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. Every time you venture outside you can be sure that your eyes are well protected even on the sunniest of days. We bring you a choice of bold colors, unique designs, and shapes to help you look you best right through the day. So whether it’s Gucci, Kate Spade, Ray-Ban, or Oakley that suits your fancy, we have all the latest designs possible to match your style and your budget as well. Yes, we carry the latest styles of sunglasses from the hottest designers, but they are all offered to you at deeply discounted prices.
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We offer you an amazing choice of lens types which include standard, polarized, mirrored, light adjusting, photochromic, transition lenses.
For those who want to make that ‘big’ first impression, we have a choice of oversized sunglasses in our collection. A great way to say goodbye to the glare and hello to sunshine! Your sunglasses can be fitted with prescription lenses so that you can wear them with ease. For the casual, yet sophisticated lady or gent, we have a range of trendy, retro cool styles to help you achieve that timeless look. We stock some of the most exciting designer brands which include Maui Jim, Nike, Coach, Prada, and Wiley X, all at awesome discount prices.
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The sporty kind can look forward to a wide selection of sunglasses that combine fashion with function.
The sporty kind can look forward to a wide selection of sunglasses that combine fashion with function. So whether you are a cool biker, runner, skier, or simply desire a sporty look, at Village Optical we have a wide selection of sunglasses with polarized, photochromic, tinted, mirrored and prescription lenses that can be customized to fit your needs.
At Village Optical, we have some of the coolest styles of sunglasses for kids.
We offer plastic and metal frames with high-quality lenses to protect their precious eyes from UV rays. So you can go ahead and buy with confidence. All our brands are guaranteed to provide the best protection. We’ve got your kids covered no matter how bright the sun is or how active they are. We keep adding to our classy, designer collection, leaving you with plenty of options to give your children every day of the week. Come and browse the widest selection of children’s sunglasses on Long Island at Village Optical.
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Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous "snowblindness" to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight. Here are some frequently asked questions about the role of sunglasses in protecting the eyes from harm. If you want to know more about choosing the right sunglasses, call Dr. Blikstein at (516) 352-2316 today.
What are UV rays? UV stands for ultraviolet, a band of spectrum invisible to the eye. Ultraviolet light consists of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. UVC rays are stopped in Earth's atmosphere before they reach the eye, but UVA and UVB can both reach the eye and potentially damage it.
How does UV affect unprotected eyes? UV rays can cause proteins inside the lens to become opaque or cloudy, a condition known as cataracts. Cataracts can make interfere with night vision, reduce your ability to see colors, and make reading difficult; they cannot be reversed, only removed. UV exposure can also cause retinal damage, changes in the eye tissues, and a temporary but irritating "sunburn" of the cornea called photokeratitis.
How do I know my glasses will protect my eyes? Choose glasses that claim to block at least 99 percent of UV rays -- UVA as well as UVB. Look for label reading "UV 400," since this designation means that the glasses block UV rays as small as 400 nanometers, providing 100 percent eye protection. Of course you need to protect your eyes from the glare caused by the visible spectrum as well. To accomplish this, select products that block 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
What are polarized lenses? Polarized lenses are specially designed to filter out certain types of glare that tend to radiate upward from horizontal surfaces when sunlight bounces off of these surfaces. They are recommended for tasks such as boating, fishing, skiing, golfing, jogging, and driving. Most polarized lenses will bear a label identifying them as such.
What types of glasses can I choose from? We are able to provide you with a wide range of sunglass options. If you normally wear glasses to correct your eyesight, you may be happy with a non-prescription pair of clip-ons or wraparound glasses that simply fit over your lenses. If you'd rather not wear that much equipment on your head all at once, you can order a pair of prescription "shades," or you can order glasses that darken when exposed to bright light.
What additional types of protection should I consider? If you worry about light, including harmful UV, leaking in through sides or top of your sunglasses, wear a broad-brimmed hat to reduce some of this exposure. If you use prescription eyewear to correct your eyesight, you may also want to think about getting a pair of UV-blocking contact lenses in your prescription. These lenses may be worn alongside a non-prescription pair of sunglasses for optimum eye protection.
For more information on choosing the right sunglasses, contact our office today.