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The Health Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

At our optometrist practices in Scottsdale, AZ, and Mesa, AZ, Riviera Opticare Inc. provides our patients with eye care tips that protect against vision loss and eye damage. Sunglasses are one of the best eye care investments you can make. Here are six surprising health benefits of wearing sunglasses.

Sunglasses Protect Against UV Damage

Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun pose a serious risk to every part of your eyes. UV light has been linked to macular degeneration, corneal damage, and cataracts. Wearing sunglasses filters out the UV rays to protect your eyes. When you come to our optometry practice in Mesa, AZ, and Scottsdale, AZ, for your eye care appointments, ask about the best type of sunglasses for your eyes.

Reduces Eye Strain

Have you noticed how hard it is to see on a sunny day without sunglasses? Your eyes work harder to see around you, and this may lead to eye strain, dry eye, headaches, and tears in the cornea. If you frequently subject your eyes to these conditions, your vision may be affected. The next time you visit our optometrist for an eye care exam, you may need a stronger prescription.

Dust Protection

Mesa and Scottsdale, AZ's desert climate produces dust storms and dry conditions. Without sunglasses, you are at risk of dry eyes and corneal scratches. We offer several styles of sunglasses at our optometry practice to protect your eyes against dust and debris.

Prevent Wrinkles

You may not expect to find ways to look younger at an optometrist practice, but sunglasses can protect against fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Sunlight breaks down collagen in your skin and squinting pinches your skin. Over time, you develop permanent wrinkles around your eyes. Wearing sunglasses from our optometry practice in Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ, protects the delicate skin around your eyes.

Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

Find your next pair of sunglasses at Riviera Opticare Inc. Call our office in Scottsdale, AZ, at (480) 991-6432 and our office in Mesa, AZ, at (480) 827-9184.


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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
  • I've been going to Riviera for 15 years and wouldn't consider anywhere else. Great doctors, beautiful eyewear and knowledgeable opticians.

    - 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