Cocoon Sunglasses

Cocoon sunglasses offer several features that can benefit those with macular degeneration and experience light sensitivity. Glare from the sun can be especially troubling for those with AMD. Some even complain that the bright sun hurts their eyes while at the same time interfering with their vision.

Terri Cyr, OD and author of Insight into Low Vision writes, "Glare occurs when a light source or object that reflects light, is bright enough to overpower the capability to see surrounding objects."  This light sensitivity can be disabling and disconcerting. To help with this macular degeneration symptom Terri offers these three tips:

1.  "Glare is reduced by cutting out UV and blue light by a yellow or amber tint which absorbs blue light."

2.  "Polarization combined with a tint, reduces the glare reflected off of horizontal surfaces."

3.  "Glasses with tinted side shieldshelp to reduce light which enters from the sides."

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Cocoon sunglasses offer all three of these features. The Polaré® polarized lens system eliminates harsh glare while filtering out 100% of UV light, the wrap around shape prevents light from entering the sides, and amber tinted lenses block blue light.

Wrap Around Sunglasses

These sunglasses feature a patented frame design that blocks UV light and glare from the front as well as the top, bottom and sides providing the best protection for your eyes. The durable, scratch resistant lenses exceed the Class 1 European Standard for optical clarity.

Standard sunglasses can allow up to 40% more light to reach the eyes because they do not provide protection from the top, bottom and sides.  Why are Cocoons sunglasses helpful for those with macular degeneration? Because they ...

1. Effectively eliminate glare with their polarized lenses. For those with macular degeneration, it is important to reduce glare as much as possible for better vision.

2. Provide protection from uv light by shielding your eyes from reflected light coming from the front, sides, top and bottom. Total coverage from all angles.

3. Offers different lens colors including the blue blocking tint - amber.

Amber is a blue blocking tint which does cause some color distortion but enhances contrast. Contrast sensitivity is diminished in those with macular degeneration. The amber tint also provides the benefits of improved depth perception and objects look more defined.

The copper lens provides more true color perception and also offers improved contrast.

The yellow tint is for maximum contrast and better visual acuity in extreme low light conditions, like dawn or dusk. It is not a good tint for bright light conditions.

4) Uses scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses.

Many other sunglasses don't offer this feature and once the lenses are scratched, the clarity of vision is compromised.

Over Prescription Cocoon Sunglasses

Over-prescription polarized sunglasses are designed to fit over a wide range of prescription eyewear frame sizes and shapes, saving you money from having to purchase prescription sunglasses. 

Frame sizes range from small, medium, large to extra-large sizes.

They provide protection from damaging UV light and harsh glare with lenses that are scratch-resistant and made of polycarbonate polarized lenses.

These glasses provide the perfect combination of low glare and high contrast. The frames are tough but lightweight and the polycarbonate side shields block side light.

Cocoons Fitovers Polarized Sunglasses Stream Line (SM),C608A Slate Frame/Amber Lens,One Size

These sunglasses do more than just protect your eyes from UV light or blue light damage, they can reduce glare and increase contrast for better vision - outdoors or indoors. 

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