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Sunglasses at Giles Eye Care

At Giles Eye Care in Portland, ME, we offer a wide selection of designer sunglasses for adults and children.

Whether or not you need vision correction, sunglasses are important for everyone to wear. Not only do they protect you from damaging UV rays, but they also allow you to see clearly when driving, playing sports, or engaging in any sort of outdoor activity. Our optician will listen to your preferences and recommend the best eyewear for your face shape, personal style, budget, and visual prescription needs.

We offer premium sunglasses from leading brands, including Bollé, Gucci, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand, and Nine West. Both non-prescription and prescription sunglasses are available to protect your eyes from UV radiation.

What are the benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses?

People who need eyeglasses for vision correction should also have at least one pair of prescription sunglasses. We’re sharing the biggest benefits of wearing prescription sunglasses to help you decide if they are right for you.


Sunglasses protect your eyes from high winds, dust, sand, and other airborne debris that can irritate your eyes and damage your cornea. Prescription sunglasses also reduce glare and enable you to see clearly when driving, riding a bike, or doing other activities that require clear vision.

Protection from harmful UV rays

Exposure to UV light raises your risk of eye diseases and other problems, including cataracts, photokeratitis, macular degeneration, melanoma, and pterygium. Quality prescription sunglasses offer protection from UV radiation, reducing your risk of developing eye health and vision problems caused by UV exposure.

Reduced eye strain and fewer headaches 

Exposure to blue light can cause eye strain and headaches, and sunlight is mostly blue light. Giles Eye Care offers prescription sunglasses that block 100% of UV and solar blue light when outdoors.

Experience improved dark adaptation 

Sunglasses improve your vision by blocking UV rays and reducing glare throughout the day. Additionally, wearing high-quality polarized sunglasses can also help reduce night vision loss.

Enjoy your outdoor adventures
Prescription sunglasses also help enhance outdoor experiences by providing a greater level of clarity than non-prescription options. With clear vision comes greater confidence when engaging in outdoor activities like hiking or playing sports, so you may want to consider wearing prescription sunglasses if you spend a lot of time outdoors.

Our team is here to help guide you through the selection process so that you can find the perfect pair of sunglasses! Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

American Optical

American Optical was way ahead of its time when it first released the Oxford way back in 1935. Newly released for us in present day, the Oxford features mixed media construction, integrated nose pads and a timeless classic shape available in three colors.