Sunglasses Specialist

Bainbridge Eye Care

Optometry located in Bronx, NY

Though often used as a fashion accessory, sunglasses also protect your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun. Bainbridge Eye Care, located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City, offers custom sunglasses to meet a wide range of needs, including nonprescription and prescription sunglasses, sports sunglasses, and sunglasses for kids. To schedule an appointment to learn more about the sunglasses available at Bainbridge Eye Care, call the office or request an appointment online.

Sunglasses Q & A

What are the benefits of sunglasses?

Fashion sunglasses with nonprescription lenses are called “plano'' sunglasses in the eyewear industry. Though fashion sunglasses change your look, they also offer other benefits, such as:

  • Protecting your eyes from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays
  • Protecting the skin around your eyes from UV rays
  • Preventing contacts from drying out
  • Shielding the eyes from windblown debris

To get the most benefits out of your fashion sunglasses, you need lenses with UV protection. 

When looking for a new pair of sunglasses, only invest in those marked to have UV-blocking capabilities. 

If you’re not sure, Bainbridge Eye Care can help. The full-service optometry practice offers an array of sunglass brands and styles. If you don’t see the brand or style you like, they can order it in for you. 

How can I customize my sunglasses?

In addition to helping you get fashionable sunglasses that protect your eyes from the sun, Bainbridge Eye Care also offers sunglass customization. This includes changing the tint percentage or making your lenses mirror-coated or polarized

Bainbridge Eye Care can also add an anti-reflective coating to your customized sunglasses to minimize sun glare and reflections that may impair your vision. 

Do I need prescription sunglasses?

If you wear prescription eyeglasses, you need prescription sunglasses. Getting a pair of prescription sunglasses ensures you have clear and comfortable vision when outdoors or driving on a sunny day.

Your prescription sunglasses eliminate glare and prevent the need for squinting, which reduces your risk of eyestrain. Your prescription sunglasses from Bainbridge Eye Care also have UV-blocking capabilities to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays. 

Can I get sunglasses for special needs?

Yes, Bainbridge Eye Care is a full-service optometry practice with an on-site lab. They provide sunglasses to meet a wide range of needs. 

Performance and sport sunglasses

Bainbridge Eye Care offers prescription and nonprescription performance and sport sunglasses. These sunglasses are light and comfortable and able to withstand extreme conditions. 

Kids’ sunglasses

Bainbridge Eye Care specializes in pediatric eye care. They provide prescription and nonprescription sunglasses for kids. Like those for adults, kids' sunglasses improve outdoor vision and protect the eyes from the sun and windblown debris.

Bainbridge Eye Care offers wraparound sunglasses for kids. These types of sunglasses fit closer to the face and offer better UV protection. Metal frames are also popular for kids’ sunglasses because of their durability.

To get quality sunglasses customized to meet your needs, call Bainbridge Eye Care or book an appointment online today.