Our Location & Hours

Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri

sunglasses on beachThere are plenty of misconceptions about sunglasses. We'd like to clear a few of them up.

MYTH #1: All sunglasses provide ultraviolet (UV) ray protection.

Truth is, some sunglasses are deficient or provide no UV protection at all. Make sure lenses are rated UV400 or higher, which block out 99.9 percent of UV light (UVA and UVB).

 

MYTH #2: The darker the lens, the more UV protection you have.

UV protection is determined by either a lens treatment or the type of plastic polymer of the lens. The degree of lens tint has no bearing on UV protection.

 

MYTH #3: As long as your lenses provide 100-percent UV protection, you're set.

Some sunglasses allow too much UV light to enter the eyes from the side, top, and/or bottom of the lenses. Wraparound sunglasses are a good solution.

 

MYTH #4: Sunglasses can “expire.”

Currently, there is no evidence that UV protection diminishes over time. An accumulation of scratches, however, can distort vision and cause eye strain.

 

MYTH #5: You don't need sunglasses on cloudy days or over the winter.

UV light can be just as intense (or more so) during these times. Wear your sunglasses anytime you're outdoors during daylight hours.

If you need a new pair of sunglasses, come check out the efficient and stylish selections we carry at our office.

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Our Location & Hours

Optometrist, San Ramon, Optometric Center & Eyewear Galleria

2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
Suite #101
San Ramon, CA 94583 View Map

 
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

* Exams 9am-5:15pm Mon-Thurs; 10am-4pm Fri