Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you look great. North Country Eye Care carries a wide selection of sunglasses from Maui Jim, Carrera, Smith, Rudy Project and designers such as Kate Spade.
If you are looking for premium sunglasses, Maui Jim offers the best lens technology to protect your eyes while providing superior vision. Let our opticians show you why Maui Jim Sunglasses are considered the best in the world.
For bikers and athletes, you might find the technology behind Rudy Project sunglasses to be what you are looking for. We are an exclusive distributor of Rudy Project in the Upper Valley.
Our opticians are trained to give you the advice you need to make the best decision on sunglasses whether you need a prescription or not.
We are exposed to the greatest amount of UV in our childhood and our eyes do not have some of the natural protections that will develop as we age, so this is the most critical time to wear sunglasses. Ask us about options for UV protection for your kids.
Things to look for when purchasing sunglasses.
- 100% UVA and UVB protection. Not all tinted lenses offer 100% UV protection, but most lens materials used in sunglasses have built in properties that block or absorb UV. This can be measured by a spectrometer.
- Polarization is a filter that will filter out reflected light from a desired direction, usually from ground up for sunglasses. This will reduce solar glare from snow, water and windshields.
- Backside Anti-reflective coating is found in your premium sunglasses and offer additional protection from light that reflects from behind or above you.
- Optically ground lenses reduce distortion in the lenses that can cause headaches or discomfort in sunglasses that are poorly manufactured.
- Mirror coatings can be fashionable as well as making the lens darker by reducing the amount of light passing through the lens. Some mirrors also reduce the amount of infrared light that you can be exposed to at high altitudes.
- Having an optician make sure your sunglasses fit your face will make wearing more comfortable.