Whether you need vision correction or have perfect vision, sunglasses are essential. You wouldn't go out in the sun without putting on sunscreen and we don't understand those who go out with out protecting their eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation (UV). 

 

Sunglasses will protect the eyes as well as the sensitive skin around your eye socket. UV protection will help to prevent skin canncer, cataracts etc.  Glare from reflections is another concern. Not only is this uncomfortable it can be extremely dangerous especially when driving a vehicle.  Generally we recomend polarized lenses but there are times or occupations when polarized lenses should be avoided.

 

We would be happy to discuss your specific sunglass needs.

FAA's Guide to Sunglasses for Pilots
Pilots have special requirements. This guide from the Federal Aviation Administration will help explain what these requirements are.
Sunglasses for Pilots.pdf
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