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The Widest Selection of Prescription Sunglasses from our Eye Doctors in Calgary and Regina

Enhance your eye protection and style with fashionable sunglasses, the perfect defence against harmful UV and blue light rays. Whether you're going shopping or enjoying a picnic, sunglasses at Eye Health Centres in Kensington, Shawnee and Regina are here to cater to your needs. We offer a wide range of designer prescription sunglasses available in various colours, shapes, sizes, and styles, ensuring a perfect fit for our diverse patients. Our dedicated staff assists our patients in finding designer prescription sunglasses that enhance their look and shield them from the sun's detrimental rays.


It is crucial for everyone, especially children, to prioritize wearing sunglasses. Considering that children spend more time outdoors than adults, it's worth noting that almost half of an individual's exposure to UV and dangerous blue light occurs before age 18. Eye Health Centres is committed to educating parents about the importance of sunglasses for their children's eye health and providing them with the right pair of prescription sunglasses.

Visit us today at our Calgary or Regina centres, or contact us for more information about our services.

Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses - Protect Your Eyes From Harmful UV Rays

Light tends to scatter in all directions, but when reflected, it travels in a polarized (uniform) manner. This means that reflected light is of a higher intensity, which causes glare and reduces visibility. This can be both frustrating and dangerous. For instance, when you’re driving on a sunny day, the sun’s glare reflecting from other vehicles can significantly reduce visibility and increase the dangers of driving. Polarized sunglasses eliminate this glare, which not only helps you to enjoy the vibrant colours of a beautiful day but will also increase your visibility and, thus, your safety. Polarized prescription sunglasses Calgary are also a better choice for people who enjoy spending time on the water or in the snow, which can cause tremendous glare. Wearing sunglasses offers your eyes a range of benefits, including:


  • Sunglasses protect you from UV rays, which can lead to serious eye damage over time after direct exposure.

  • Prescription sunglasses have lenses that can correct your vision and protect you from the sun.

  • Direct sunlight can trigger migraine attacks and intense headaches for some people - your sunglasses can help you avoid that.

You can read our blogs to explore sunglasses and other eye-related topics. ​Purchase sunglasses that meet your specific needs by visiting our optometrists in one of our optical boutiques in Calgary (Shawnee or Kensington) or Regina.

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How to Find the Right Pair

To find the right pair of prescription sunglasses or any other eyewear, you need to consider a few things:


  • Discuss your needs: Communicate your specific needs and lifestyle to the eye care professional. Let them know about your outdoor activities and any specific concerns you have regarding your vision.

  • Lens options: Ask your eye care professional about the options available for prescription sunglasses.

  • Frame selection: Choose frames that suit your face shape, personal style, and comfort. Try on different styles and sizes to find the one that complements your features.

  • Lens coatings: Explore additional lens coatings that can enhance your sunglasses. Anti-reflective coatings minimize glare and improve visual clarity, while scratch-resistant coatings protect the lenses from scratches.

  • Fit and comfort: Ensure the sunglasses fit your face properly. The frames should be wide enough to provide sufficient coverage and protect your eyes from the sun's rays.


If you have any concerns about finding the right pair, consult our team of doctors.

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Choices of Sunglass Lenses

Sunglass lenses are available in different types with different looks and benefits. Here are some common types of sunglass lenses and their benefits:


  • ​Tinted glasses - These lenses are best for protecting you from UV rays and provide protection from brightness and glare.

  • Polarized lenses - These lenses are treated with a chemical that filters out light, eliminating glare while providing increased visibility and safety.

Get Your Designer Sunglasses in Calgary Today

Our experienced staff and doctors will help you find suitable polarized sunglasses for your protection. These sunglasses can be selected from our frames with your prescription. For more information on products such as contact lenses or the availability of sunglasses at our Calgary locations, fill out our online form. Our team will get back to you promptly.

The Importance of UV Protection for Your Eyes

UV protection is crucial for maintaining optimal eye health. Prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun can lead to various eye problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and corneal sunburn. Wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection can help reduce your risk of developing these conditions and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.


  • Cataracts: Cataracts are a common age-related eye condition that causes clouding of the lens in the eye, leading to blurry vision. UV exposure is a significant risk factor for developing cataracts. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help reduce your risk of developing cataracts and protect your eyes from further damage.


  • Macular Degeneration: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among older adults. UV exposure can contribute to the development and progression of AMD. Protecting your eyes from UV rays with sunglasses can help reduce your risk of developing this debilitating condition.

  • Corneal Sunburn: Corneal sunburn, also known as photokeratitis, is a painful condition that occurs when the cornea is exposed to excessive UV rays. Symptoms include pain, redness, tearing, and sensitivity to light. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help prevent corneal sunburn and protect your eyes from UV-related damage.

Choosing the Right Sunglasses for UV Protection

When choosing sunglasses for UV protection, there are a few key factors to consider:


  • UV Protection: Look for sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. This will ensure that your eyes are adequately protected from harmful UV rays.


  • Lens Material: Opt for lenses made from high-quality materials that offer both UV protection and durability. Polycarbonate and Trivex lenses are excellent choices for sunglasses as they are impact-resistant and provide UV protection.


  • Lens Color: While the colour of the lenses does not affect UV protection, certain lens colours can enhance visual clarity and reduce glare. Gray and brown lenses are popular choices for sunglasses as they provide natural colour vision and reduce glare.

  • Frame Fit: Choose sunglasses that fit snugly on your face to ensure maximum protection from UV rays. Look for frames that wrap around your face to provide additional coverage and protection.


  • Style: Sunglasses come in a variety of styles and designs. Choose a style that suits your face shape and personal preferences while ensuring that it provides adequate UV protection.


By wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection and taking steps to protect your eyes from UV rays, you can reduce your risk of developing eye problems and enjoy clear vision for years to come. Visit Eye Health Centres in Calgary to explore our wide range of designer prescription sunglasses and find the perfect pair to protect your eyes in style.

The Impact of Blue Light on Eye Health

In today's digital age, many people are exposed to blue light from electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and televisions. While blue light is naturally present in sunlight and plays a role in regulating our sleep-wake cycle, excessive exposure to artificial blue light can have negative effects on eye health.


  • Digital Eye Strain: Prolonged exposure to blue light from screens can lead to digital eye strain, also known as computer vision syndrome. Symptoms include dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, and neck and shoulder pain. Using blue light blocking glasses or screen filters can help reduce digital eye strain.

  • Sleep Disruption: Blue light can interfere with the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep. Exposure to blue light before bedtime can disrupt your sleep-wake cycle and make it difficult to fall asleep. To minimize this effect, avoid using electronic devices with blue light emissions before bedtime

  • Retinal Damage: Studies suggest that prolonged exposure to blue light may contribute to retinal damage over time. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that is essential for vision. Blue light exposure can lead to the generation of reactive oxygen species, which can cause oxidative damage to retinal cells.

  • Reducing Blue Light Exposure: To reduce your exposure to blue light, consider the following tips.

  • Use Blue Light Filters: Use blue light filters on your electronic devices to reduce the amount of blue light emitted. Many smartphones, tablets, and computers have built-in blue light filters that can be activated.

  • Wear Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Blue light blocking glasses can help reduce the amount of blue light that reaches your eyes, especially when using electronic devices for extended periods

  • Take Regular Breaks: Follow the 20-20-20 rule - every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away. This can help reduce eye strain and fatigue.

  • Adjust Screen Settings: Adjust the brightness and contrast settings on your electronic devices to reduce the amount of blue light emitted.

  • Limit Screen Time: Limit the amount of time you spend on electronic devices, especially before bedtime, to reduce your exposure to blue light and improve your sleep quality.


By being mindful of your exposure to blue light and taking steps to reduce it, you can protect your eyes and promote overall eye health. Visit Eye Health Centres in Calgary to learn more about blue light and how you can protect your eyes from its harmful effects.

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