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Wear sunglasses to improve your comfort and protect your eyes
The wearing of sunglasses can play a big role in the health of your eyes.  Though there are many avid sunglasses wearers out there in the Houston area, there may be some who are not so keen on wearing them.  However you feel about wearing sunglasses, these five benefits of using eye protection from the sun will encourage you to put on those Ray-Bans whenever the sun is out.

Decrease Eye Problems

It is common knowledge to wear sunscreen when going outside to prevent your skin from getting burned.  In the same way, we need to protect our eyes from the harmful UV rays that can penetrate our sensitive eye tissue.  When a person does not use sunglasses, they have a much higher chance of damage to the eye due to the sun's rays.  The strong UV rays that Texas is known for can lead to serious eye problems, such as various eye diseases which can permanently impact your quality of vision.

Protects from Environment

The wind can also play a big role in our eye health.  From even a light breeze we can find that sand and dirt fly into the eye.  Plus, a windy day blowing our way can cause many to have dry-eye issues.   By wearing sunglasses when outside, it is like you are wearing a suit of armor over your eyes.  Sunglasses can protect the wind from blowing into your eyes and causing dryness, as well as prevent debris from being blown into your eyes, causing irritation.

Clarifies Vision

Houston is known for its strong sun, and with that strong sun can come a glare.  Without eye protection, you are likely to have reduced vision due to the glare of the sun’s rays.  The brightness causes people to squint through the sunlight, which limits the quality of vision.  This is especially dangerous while driving.  There are statistics that show that there are over one hundred people who die each year while driving due to impaired vision from the sun.

Prevents Aging

Speaking of squinting, it can cause pre-mature aging.  When a person squints their eyes as they are straining to see, they are making wrinkles around the corners of their eyes and their forehead.  These wrinkles go away in the moment, but over time, these lines can show up on the face permanently, making you look older.  So wearing sunglasses can really be one way to help keep you looking young.

Protect your eyes from outside elements

Make the Outdoors More Comfortable

It’s no fun to have to strain your eyes to see.  By simply keeping your sunglasses near by, you can be ready for a more pleasant experience out of doors.  Not only do they make being in the sun more bearable, but they also make you look good.   Celebrities are known for wearing their cool sunglasses as a part of their fashion. Who knew that taking care of your eyes could be practical, comfortable and fashionable?

Here at Cassidy Optical, we are concerned with your overall health, including your vision. We carry most of the top name brand glasses and/or sunglasses and happy to get you suited up to protect your vision over the long haul! Contact us today or stop in and see us!


By kimfleeman • Albums: quality eye care • Tags: eye care, sunglasses


woman with glasses - receiving quality eye care

When it comes to your family’s eye health, you want to be able to go to a place you can trust.  A place you can count on. A place that not only offers quality eye exams and products, but also exceptional customer service.  Each and every one of these things can be found when you visit our family owned eye center.


Family Owned Business

We are more than just your average franchised eye clinic.  We are a family owned business that is invested in and knowledgeable of all things related to eye care.  One of the greatest advantages of being family owned is that we have great control over the quality of the products we sell, as well as the customer service that this given.  We can hone in on the details of what makes your eye visit most enjoyable for your family.  There is time for us to listen and follow through with requests given by our clients, leading us into building long-standing relationships.

Building Lasting Relationships

As one of our top priorities, we highly value the relationships that we make with our clients.  We hope that this is reflected in our products as well as in our customer service.  Developing new and building on existing relationships is what allows us to continually provide the area with quality eye care. We are a family owned business and want to keep it that way.  Having familiar faces to greet you each time you come into our office helps to motivate this priority of building lasting relationships.  When you come back to a family business year after year, you don’t have to worry about recounting your eye health history because we already know all about it.  We understand where you have been and want you to be able to see the future as clearly as possible.

Quality Lenses & Frames

One of the other ways that we build lasting relationships with our clients is by providing them with high-quality lenses and frames.  We offer a large selection of name brand, top-of-the-line eyeglass frames and pair them with our unbeatable quality lenses. Making your eye wear the best of its kind. Being a smaller business means that we can pick and choose our product.  We only select products that meet our level of quality.  When selecting products to offer our customers, we know that it is a representation of ourselves. With this in mind, we meticulously select only the highest of quality.

Sure you can go to a local big box and get cheaper lenses or frames but you become just a number in their system and if you have issues with your frames or lenses, you will typically have more hassles to deal with. And well, let’s not forget the old adage, you get what you pay for. When you buy quality products, you are buying a product that is meant to last and provide longevity for your vision needs.

Quality customer service with family eye care business

Great Customer Service

To sum all of this up, we desire to provide excellent customer service.  We take very seriously everything that we do.  We want to ensure that our customers know that we truly care about their eyes.  We believe that thorough exams and quality lenses make a huge impact on your everyday life.  How well your eyes are taken care of directly reflects your quality of sight day in and day out.  We provide great customer service because we know how important the gift of sight is and the role it plays in experiencing the world.

Should you have any questions about your eye care or how our family run business, contact us today. If you value high quality products and care as well as top notch customer service, know that you have found your new eye care home.