Sunglasses Specialist

Michael  Matthews, O.D. -  - Optometrist

Midway Optometry

Michael Matthews, O.D.

Optometrist located in Loma Portal, San Diego, CA

Wearing sunglasses is a critical step in your eye care regimen. Dr. Michael Matthews specializes in helping women, men, and children find the perfect-fitting prescription sunglasses at Midway Optometry in Loma Portal, San Diego. He's passionate about protecting their eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Rather than settling for drugstore sunglasses that may not provide sufficient UV-protection, invest in prescription-quality lenses customized for your vision needs. To schedule an appointment for you or someone you love, call the office or use the convenient online booking system. We serve patients in the surrounding San Diego area including Point Loma and Loma Portal

Sunglasses Q & A

Are all sunglasses the same?

Sunglasses protect your eyes from the risks caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. But not all pairs offer you the same benefits.

When shopping for the perfect pair of sunglasses, either prescription or nonprescription, look for one or more of the following characteristics that increase their effectiveness:

  • 100% UV protection
  • Generous coverage of your face
  • Oversized or wrap-around styles
  • Polarized lenses

Beyond these protective features, sunglass frames vary in quality and stylishness. Midway Optometry in San Diego offers you and your family a wide range of sunglass options that combine high-quality sun protection with high-fashion style.

Why is wearing sunglasses necessary year-round?

You might think of sunglasses as only for the spring and summer months. But the sun’s ultraviolet rays pose a danger to your eye health year-round. That’s why it’s essential to wear your prescription sunglasses in the winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Sunglasses can protect you and your family from several dangers of UV rays, including:

  • Eye sunburn
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eyelid cancer

What are the benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses?

Dr. Matthews writes your prescription based on your specific eye needs, to ensure they fit your face, protect your eyes from the sun, and provide any needed vision correction. The lenses will also give your eyes 100% protection from UV rays.

When you visit Dr. Matthews at Midway Optometry in San Diego, you receive a personal consultation so you can select the best sunglasses for your needs and preferences.

Do I need polarized sunglasses?

If you play any outdoor sports or engage in other outside activities, like walking your dog or playing with the kids, polarized sunglasses are beneficial. The polarized lenses block the annoying glare caused by the sun’s rays when it bounces off flat surfaces, making it difficult to see. Polarized sunglasses can also be essential when you’re driving.

For a perfectly fitting, fashionable pair of prescription sunglasses, call Midway Optometry to schedule your appointment or use the convenient online system.