Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you achieve your “cool” factor. Everyone has the rock star look when wearing sunglasses.

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Sunglasses are an important way to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, and with polarized lenses, help cut out even more sun glare. In addition to causing temporary vision loss, the sun’s bright rays can lead to long term eye damage. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can also cause sunburns on the eyes and over time, can lead to diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Everyone should have a good pair of sunglasses. Whether you wear prescription eyeglasses or not, sunglasses are important for every age, race and gender.

Sunglasses play a critical role in protecting your eyes from UV (ultraviolet) and other harmful radiation from the sun. They also shield your eyes from wind, dust and debris that could cause discomfort, dryness or damage.

Sunglasses should be worn in the winter as well as the summer and should be 100% UV blocking. Being in Central Oregon, we have even more UV exposure being at a high elevation. We live in a bright community and during snow months with sun shinning off the snow, even more UV protection is needed.

Protect your eyes with prescription or non-prescription eyewear. Sunglasses serve as a combination of function and fashion and therefore come in a plethora of shapes and styles. Sunglasses are usually larger than eyeglasses to cover more surface area and prevent sun damage from entering around the lenses. Wrap-around frames are a good option for athletes, fishermen and bikers that spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun.


Lenses are the most important part of any pair of sunglasses. As mentioned above, all lenses should block 100% UV rays but beyond that there are many options for sun glass lenses.

Polarized lenses help to reduce glare and are particularly helpful during activities on or near the water such as boating, fishing or beaching, but overall, they help you see better with less glare.

Anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings are also beneficial to maintain your best vision.

Prescription sunglasses are available for virtually all vision prescriptions including those for farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism, as well as bifocal and progressive lenses. Almost any pair of sunglasses can be fit with prescription lenses.

For reduced glare and increased clarity in your vision, a pair of polarized sunglasses can’t be beat. An invisible filter is built into your lenses—making images appear sharper and clearer while reducing the intensity of the sun’s glare. Make sure your polarized sunglasses block 100% UV, and remember that polarized sunglasses are available with or without a prescription.

Crizal SunShield UV is the first and only No-Glare made for sunglasses, using a technology that reduces backside UV reflections, therefore providing you with healthier long-lasting vision. In fact, Crizal SunShield UV offers the most complete protection; with an E-SPF of 50+. This means that your eyes are at least 50 times better protected from dangerous UV light than wearing no protection. 

It’s always handy to have a second pair of eyeglasses.

Any second pair of glasses as Coffman Vision Clinic within 30 days of your first purchase you receive 25% off.

Treat yourself to eyewear that will help you enjoy life here in Central Oregon (we know how outdoorsy your are 😉