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The Health Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

At Riviera Opticare Inc., we understand the impact of excellent eye care. Our Optometry centers serve Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ, ensuring each patient has the necessary information to make healthy choices. Wearing sunglasses is one of those healthy choices. These are just a few of the many health benefits associated with wearing sunglasses.

Sunglasses Provide Protection from UV Light

You wear sunblock to prevent your skin from UV rays, and sunglasses serve a similar function. They protect not only your eyelids but also the retina and cornea of your eye. Wearing sunglasses all year is a good idea because UV light can cause damage even on cloudy or snowy days. Sunglasses also prevent those UV rays from causing skin cancer around your eyelids.

Sunglasses May Reduce Headaches & Migraines

Wearing the right gear can be an effective way of reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. This is especially true when the pain you experience is linked to bright lights. If the light is a trigger, our optometrist may recommend wearing sunglasses from preventing headaches and migraines from occurring.

Protective Eyewear Lowers Your Risk of Cataracts

Cataracts are a common concern in the aging population. Without treatment, cataracts can lead to blindness. Protection from UV rays protects the cornea from developing cataracts that could worsen with time.

Eye Care Prevents Macular Degeneration

When you wear sunglasses, you may also prevent the macula from deteriorating quickly. Macular degeneration can cause blindness, but you can prevent declining eyesight by protecting your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.

Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from Debris

If you have ever experienced debris blowing into your eyes on a windy day, you may have realized the positive impact of wearing sunglasses already. Sunglasses can prevent dust, sand, and even pollen from getting into your eye and causing irritation. Our optometrist will recommend wearing sunglasses as a physical barrier if you live somewhere with gusty winds.

Contact Our Optometry Professionals for Sunglasses in Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ

If you are looking for a new pair of sunglasses in Mesa or Scottsdale, AZ, the optometry professionals at Rivera Opticare Inc. are ready to assist you. Our optometrist will assess your condition before recommending a pair of sunglasses to you considering your medical needs, lifestyle needs, and personal style preferences. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today or request an appointment online. 


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  • My Internal Medicine Doctor recommended Dr. Susan Reckell for my eye care. After a very extensive first eye exam with the doctor, I spent time with the eye care specialist who did not rush me and helped me choose a great pair of glasses within my budget. Highly recommend.

    - Hughes, S. / Scottsdale, AZ
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    - Monahan, C. / Scottsdale, AZ
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    - Dolinky, A. / Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dr. Reckell is amazing, the staff is amazing and the place is very up to date and wonderful! They have the latest and greatest technology. I am always impressed when I go in. :)

    - Colquhoun, A. / Gilbert, AZ
  • I have been going to Riviera Optic for my eye care and glasses needs for the last 15 years. There commitment towards client satisfaction has consistently exceeded expectations year after year. I always receive comments on my glasses about how great they look on me, I couldn't have done this without the help from their talented staff guiding me with frame selection.

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    - Silva, D. / Mesa, AZ
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    - - Fred W. / Mesa, AZ