Advanced Eyecare (816) 353-1872
Advanced Eyecare South (816) 322-1872
Blue Springs Optical (816) 229-2020

UV Protection for Your Eyes in the Summer

You likely know it's important to use sunscreen for sun exposure in the summer. However, many people aren't aware that their eyes also need sun protection. At Advanced Eyecare, our optometrist provides sunglasses and eye care for patients in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown MO.

When to Wear Sunglasses

Research shows that UV exposure can damage the macula. The macula is a structure at the back of the eye that transmits images to your brain. It is vital to protect this. If you have light colored eyes, you are at a higher risk for damage. However, long-term exposure can damage eyes of any color.

Sunglasses are common in the summer. However, it's wise to wear them year-round. Even on cloudy or cold days, your eyes are still exposed to UV rays.

Your eyes get more UV exposure when you are on or near water, because the light reflects off the water and back into your eyes. Snow also reflects light. Your corneas can even become sunburned if they are exposed to UV rays for long periods of time.

Selecting Sunglasses

We provide a wide variety of sunglasses for patients. When choosing sunglasses, you should consider function as well as style. Choose a pair that offers high UV protection. Most have a sticker on the lens indicating the level of protection they offer. Higher levels of protection are best for proper eye care.

Wrap-around sunglasses also offer more protection. UV rays hit your eyes from all angles, including the side. Glasses that offer side protection will block these rays as well.

If you wear glasses, our eye doctor offers prescription sunglasses. Some are designed to darken when in sunlight and remain clear when indoors. Others are sunglasses with your prescription lenses.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Sunglasses and Eye Care

At Advanced Eyecare in Blue Springs, Raymore, and Raytown, MO, our eye doctor will help you choose the right sunglasses. We offer other eye care services as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Advanced Eyecare Raytown

Monday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Advanced Eyecare South

Monday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

By Appt. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Blue Springs Optical

Monday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Advanced Eyecare Raytown

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Advanced Eyecare South

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
By Appt. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt. 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Blue Springs Optical

Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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