July is UV Safety Awareness Month

Summer activities are fun and exciting, but don’t overlook the importance of guarding your eyes against UV rays. A great pair of sunglasses will protect your precious peepers from harmful Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is present even on cloudy days!

What exactly are UV rays? The American Cancer Society defines them as a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun and man-made sources like tanning beds and welding torches. However, sunlight is the main source of UV radiation, even though UV rays make up only a small portion of the sun’s rays.

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma on the eyelid can occur due to UV exposure. Some tips they give for protecting your eyes include wearing sunglasses year-round and choosing shades that block 99 to 100 percent of UV rays.

Cargo Eye Care provides sunwear that offers 100 percent UV protection and can significantly reduce the risk of vision problems caused by sunlight such as cataracts and retinal damage. And, we would be honored to help you find the right pair for you!

Sunwear at Cargo Eye Care

We know that every person has their own unique style. That’s why Cargo Eye Care makes it super simple to customize your sunglasses so they meet your visual, protection, performance, comfort and style needs.

Let’s talk about glare. Nobody likes it! Glare makes it difficult to see objects clearly by washing out colors and details. But guess what? It’s easily defeated. Hello, polarized lenses. Looking at a scene with polarized lenses, which can be placed in your sunglasses, you’ll notice the colors are deeper, richer and bolder, and details are clearer and more distinct. Polarized lenses also help reduce squinting, which, in turn, reduces eye fatigue, tension and eyestrain. A few of our most popular brands include Ray-Ban®, Maui Jim® and Oakley®. We offer both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. 

Need help deciding which pair to choose? We’ve got you covered! Our experienced optical team will help you find the perfect fit for your unique needs and style. We can help you narrow down choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want – so you’re not only seeing your best, but looking your best, too!

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Annual Eye Exam

Back to school is already upon us. Have you or your little one been seen for an annual eye exam yet? For children, regular eye exams are as important as regular medical check-ups. We encourage you to schedule their exam before the new school year starts.

Why Choose Us?

Cargo Eye Care of Las Colinas was born in 2002. We grew alongside the up-and-coming Las Colinas/Irving area and moved to a larger, state-of-the-art facility in 2008. We are ​​an established regional leader in the field of optometry. Our experienced team provides comprehensive vision examinations and our doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions and problems.

Your Vision is Our Passion

Cargo Eye Care offers a variety of choices when it comes to sunglasses. Schedule your appointment today and let us help you find the perfect pair to protect your peepers from those UV rays. We look forward to SEEING you!