Sunglasses

While sunlight is a beautiful thing, too much of anything can be harmful. Sunglasses can prevent sun damage to the eyes, improve vision and make a unique fashion statement.

Much like our skin becomes sunburn, overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet, or UV radiation can cause a variety of eye problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, non-cancerous growths on the surface of the eye and even cancer of the eye and eyelids.

To protect your eyes and your vision, it is important to wear sunglasses when outside enjoying the sunshine. Ask your eye care professional to make sure your sunglasses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Sunglasses are available with or without a prescription and are often available with polarized lenses. Light reflected from surfaces such as a flat road or smooth water generally is horizontally polarized. Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of intense reflected light, reducing glare for your eyes.

Polarized lenses have been popular for years with boaters and fishermen who need to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. Outdoor enthusiasts who have also benefited the most from polarized lenses include skiers, bikers, golfers and joggers, all who may enjoy a clearer view along with elimination of glare.

Ask Dr. Becker, Dr. Moran, or Dr. Nielubowicz to make sure your sunglasses provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the executive order from the governor, our office will be closed to routine patients until April 13.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call us at 248-628-3441 and we will do our best to assist you.  Our doctors are available to speak to you over the phone, and we also have access to tele-health visits.  Thank you.

We are here for you. We are still able to provide care on an urgent or emergency basis.

What constitutes urgent or emergency eye care?

  • Your eye is red, itchy or watering.
  • Your eye is crusty
  • Your eye is bloodshot
  • You have cloudy vision or cobwebs in your vision
  • You have new floaters or flashes of light
  • You have lost or broken your only pair of glasses
  • You have new blurred vision (with your glasses on)
  • You have new double vision.
  • You have a swollen eye.
  • You have something stuck in your eye.
  • You have new distortion in your vision.
  • You have eye pain.

Please call our office at 248-628-3441 or email info@waltonandbecker.com to talk with a technician or Doctor.