Sunglasses Please!


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Summer is the opportunity to relax on the beach or pool side. The optometrists at Woodlands Eye Associates strongly suggest wearing sunglasses while basking in the sun, during outdoor activities, and even driving. The truth is, we should be wearing our sunglasses all year long.

When you choose a pair of sunglasses at Woodlands Eye Associates our professional staff will help you find the ones that best suit your style. But, our main priority is to find the pair that offers the best protection for your eyes.

UV protection is the most important feature of any pair of sunglasses. Always make sure your sunglasses block at least 99 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Also consider getting sunglasses with large lenses that offer more coverage and protection for your eyes and the delicate area of skin surrounding them.

Go Polarized and Eliminate Glare

It isn’t just direct sun light we need to shield our eyes from, it’s glare from reflective surfaces and objects that can cause distractions to our vision. Reflective surfaces, car windshields, water and even snow are particularly big offenders. That is why Woodlands Eye Associates strongly recommends polarized lenses.

Polarized lenses sharpen your vision and eliminates glare that can be distracting and sometimes dangerous. Not only can polarized lenses improve your vision but it can reduce eye strain and increase your visual comfort. 

Lens Color, Not Just a Fashion Statement

Different color lenses filter out different colors of light and may be beneficial to your vision depending on type of activity. Yellow or orange lenses filter out blue light, which is popular among activities such as cycling, shooting, handball, racquetball, tennis, and even winter sports.


Rose-tinted sunglasses increase contrast and are beneficial in water sports and water-related activities. Dark amber lenses block a lot of blue light and help increase contrast and visual acuity, which is helpful for activities like baseball, fishing and golf. 


Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 27thand Friday, June 28thfor Sunglasses Day! Receive a free gift with a Maui Jim purchase. Come to our showroom at either of our two convenient locations and see the many choices we have in stock for every budget.Panther Creek 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr., Ste. 230 281-367-5335 or Medical Plaza 1001 Medical Plaza Dr., Ste. 100 281-367-2020. Check us out online at


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