As an eye care professional, you are focused on delivering your patient the proper UV eye protection. Your patients, however, are often more worried about the comfort, fit, and appearance of the frame.
Patients can’t see the benefits of their sunglasses: protection from harmful UV and high energy visible light. But they do experience comfort levels no matter where they go. Increasing patient satisfaction and increasing sunglasses sales during sun season relies in part on finding the right frames for your patients.
Remember these basics of a good sunglasses fit.
The bridge is for stability
Focus on the contact area, without pinching your patient’s nose. With more contact area, the bridge of the nose can provide more stability and comfort for patients. The last thing they want to do is adjust their sunglasses over and over again.
Another factor to consider is ensuring that the patient’s pupil is centered vertically within the lens opening.
The frame size is everything
When it comes to selecting types of sunglasses frames, consider larger sizes and frame widths. While sun damage to the eye itself is possible, the skin around the eye is also at risk. Find frames that cover a large enough area to provide full protection.
At HOYA, we created the EX3+ anti-reflective lens treatment for even thorough UV protection on the backside of the lens. Read more about this innovative approach in our white paper, The Evolution of Anti-Reflective Treatments.