Eye Exams Matter: Reason #5 — Protect Your Eyes with Polarized Sunglasses

Life doesn’t just happen indoors. An eye exam for prescription sunglasses helps guarantee you never miss a detail under the sun.

Dr. Roseanna Nguyen, an EYEXAM of California employed OD practicing in Santa Ana, CA, made sure her patient could see her best indoors and outdoors by prescribing polarized sunglasses. The patient, who suffers from cataracts, needed sunglasses because they help protect eyes from UV rays. While there can be multiple reasons a patient has cataracts, exposure to UV rays is typically one of them, making sunglasses all the more important.

Find out more about this patient’s story below:

By Dr. Roseanna Nguyen, OD

“A 53-year-old patient came in with her daughter. The mother, who has cataracts, was experiencing blurry vision close and far away. When I asked her about sunglasses, she said she knows she should wear them, but chooses not to.

During my consultation, I used AccuExam to demonstrate her view of the world through cataracts, showing her how they really affect her vision. After the exam, both the patient and her daughter understood how important polarized sunglasses are to protecting their eyes and vision.”

Licensed Optometrist in the state of California

Employed with EYEXAM of California Inc.

Practicing next to the LensCrafters location in Santa Ana, California

In California, eye exams are available at LensCrafters locations from licensed optometrist employed by EYEXAM of California, a licensed vision health care service plan. The optometrists are not employed by LensCrafters, which do not provide eye exams. Eye exams available at the independent doctor of optometry at or next to LensCrafters. Doctors in some states are employed by LensCrafters

Posted in EYE HEALTH.