Fashion With a Function

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on November 1, 2014

Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein…names like these conjure visions of runways and camera flashes and haute couture. You don’t have to travel to Paris or Milan or New York City for the latest fashions from your favorite red-carpet designers. You can find them right here in Columbus, Georgia, waiting for you under the bright lights of the display cases inside West Georgia Optical. The avant-garde line of Sunglass Fashion 2014 is here! You are cordially invited to stop by and try on the latest frames.


Giorgio Armani once said, “The difference between style and fashion is quality.” Sonja, manager of West Georgia Optical, would add, “Quality, in sunglasses, means the best available protection without compromising your look.” Sounds like a win-win combination of fashion and function! Better yet, UV protection is what the doctor ordered. You know you should always follow your doctor’s orders.


Quality sunglasses protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them. Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun is a risk factor for eye diseases like cataracts, pterygia (surfer’s eye) and macular degeneration. UV exposure is also linked to those fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and much worse conditions like melanoma. West Georgia Eye Care Center’s oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Sterling Cannon, remind us, “Sunscreen is important on your face, but the only way to protect your delicate eye tissue is to wear sunglasses. It breaks my heart when I have to remove someone’s eyelid because of skin cancer. Wearing sunglasses is a great way to avoid looking older, and a stylish way to avoid skin cancer around the eye.”


The great news is that quality sunglasses filter these harmful UV rays and offer frontline protection while helping you put your best fashion face forward!