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Published on November 16, 2017

eyewear

Focused on eyewear

With the Internet there are now more options for buying prescription eyewear. While it might be tempting to purchase online, you'd be missing something important: the expertise of a professional optician.

Gundersen's board-certified opticians have extensive training to fit today's high-tech eyeglass lenses and frames. They have the skill and experience to help you select the eyewear style and technology to fit your prescription, comfort, aesthetics, lifestyle and budget.

For best results, your lenses should be fitted by an optician, especially multi-focal lenses or specialty eyewear. This should be done while wearing your selected frames. Once your glasses are ready they should be checked again to see that your prescription is correct and the frames fit comfortably. You won't get that from online vendors.

Gundersen opticians also fit glasses for children, dispense low vision aids and repair broken glasses. Find your nearest Gundersen Eye Clinic at gundersenhealth.org/eye-care.

4 reasons to wear sunglasses in winter

  1. PROTECT FROM HARMFUL UV RAYS, which contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose sunglasses that block 100% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
  2. REDUCE GLARE for safer, more comfortable vision when driving, skiing or snowmobiling. In winter, the sun is lower in the sky—often shining directly into eyes. In addition, snow and ice reflect up to 85 percent of the sun's UV rays, compounding the problem.
  3. BLOCK THE WIND to reduce moisture loss and prevent blowing debris, snow and ice from irritating eyes.
  4. REDUCE EYE FATIGUE AND HEADACHES caused by squinting and pupil constriction—your eyes' natural response to bright light.