While we all like to wear designer sunglasses to enhance our appearance, Staten Island sunglasses from Dr. Raymond Helfand are essential to protecting your eyes as well as enhancing your vision if they are equipped with prescription lenses. Comprehensive eye exams begin with a conversation between you and our practice’s trained and experienced staff. Our eye doctor will discuss the state of your vision and ask about any problems you are experiencing with your eyes.
Our office is equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment for the eye, which our staff uses to not only check your visual acuity but to also check for any developing eye diseases or conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes retinopathy, macular degeneration, keratoconus and many others. Our eye doctor will test your eyes using through a slit lamp test and a set of computerized tests as well as performing a dilated eye exam to check the inner structures of the eye and a glaucoma pressure test. The exam will also include a refractory examination to measure the eye’s ability top see clearly and prescribe any vision correction that is necessary, which we can incorporate into your Staten Island sunglasses.
Staten Island sunglasses, whether with prescription or non-prescription lenses feature the highest quality lenses with the strongest ultra-violet (UV) blocking protection. This is what separates sunglasses from our practice from non-prescription sunglasses from retail shops or mall kiosks. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun damages the skin of the eyeball as well as the cornea, lens and other parts of the eye. Doctors believe that UV radiation contributes to the development of some types of cataracts and macular degeneration. Evidence shows that certain prescription and over-the-counter medications can increase your sensitivity to UV radiation. When shopping for sunglasses look for lenses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays, as well as screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. It is also very important to have lenses that are perfectly matched in terms of color and are free from distortions and imperfections. Make an appointment with our doctor to get designer sunglasses that meet your vision needs and personal style.