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Sunglasses in Sanford

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Sunglasses FAQs

What are the benefits of photochromic sunglasses?

Photochromic lenses (with or without prescription) adjust to brightness. They darken as you step outside on a sunny day and get lighter when you go indoors. This means that you can wear the same glasses everywhere without having to switch from regular glasses to sunglasses.

Are sunglass lens coatings worth it?

While sunglasses provide plenty of protection for your eyes, lens coatings add even more benefits. You can choose anti-reflective coatings to cut down on glare and make driving safer. Tinted sunglasses can help you see colors and detail more distinctly. Scratch-resistant coatings help prevent damage so you can enjoy your shades for longer.

Is it OK to wear sunglasses with contacts?

Unless your contact lenses provide 100% UV protection — most don’t — always remember to don your sunglasses before heading outdoors. Sunglasses with 100% UV protection screen out harmful rays and winds that tend to dry out your eyes more quickly. This is good news for contact lens wearers who run the risk of developing dry eye symptoms.

How to tell if sunglasses have UV protection?

To make sure that your sunglasses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, make sure to purchase your shades from a licensed optometrist.


Find Your Perfect Sunglasses

Whether you’re lounging by the beach or driving through town, our designer sunglasses will bring the perfect fit and quality feel to whatever you have planned for the day.

Want to customize your shades? Ask us about tinted lenses, polarized, photochromic lenses, and so much more!

Know your options! Tinted lenses, polarized lenses, photochromic lenses that turn dark in the sun, and more!

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How Do I Choose the Right Sunglasses?

To select your perfect sunglasses, consider the following:

  • Frames

    You want your sunglasses to last, so choose durable, high-quality frames. Whether you choose plastic, acetate, aluminum, stainless steel or even wooden frames, make sure that the frames fit well, look good, and are comfortable to wear.

  • Lenses

    Lenses correct your vision, protect your eyes and enhance your style. Always choose lenses that screen out 100% of UV rays. You can also choose special features like anti-glare, polarized shades or tints. To prevent damage, select durable lenses.

  • Shape

    Sunglass shapes not only express your unique style; they provide a protective barrier against the elements. Wrap-around sunglasses shield your eyes from wind and flying debris. The right frames also complement your face and help you bring your best features forward.

  • Prescription

    Once you’ve undergone an eye exam, you can purchase sunglasses with the same prescription as your regular glasses. Wearing prescription sunglasses allows you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.


Enjoy the best in fashion and eye care with our selection of high-quality sunglasses.

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Need prescription glasses? We provide:

  • A comprehensive eye exam
  • Consultation and selection
  • Prescription sunglasses fitting

Contact us or come by Advanced EyeCare in Sanford today!

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- Jun. 07, 2024
Great staff , very professional service
- May. 31, 2024
Some family members recommended Advanced EyeCare recently and my husband and I are so pleased with o... ur switch. Dr. Christy and her team did a marvelous job assessing my vision and providing me with a more accurate contact lens Rx. I returned today for a follow-up and had a marvelous tech, "Sam", who had the best personality. He did a great job explaining everything, was attentive and had a good sense of humor. I could tell how serious he took his job. Keep up the great work! Thank you Advanced EyeCare Michelle Medina
- May. 14, 2024
Advanced EyeCare is a superior eye care provider with knowledgeable, professional, and friendly staf... f.
- Apr. 26, 2024
I got an appointment for next day, Autumn assisted me upon my arrival and was super friendly and did... not hesitate to answer any questions I had, everyone was really nice and the appointment was quick yet thorough.
- Apr. 25, 2024
I can’t say enough good about Advanced Eye Care & staff re: my 4/24/24 Full Eye Exam❤️ Dr Ben ... Larson, Sam, Ariana & Autum were all Top-Notch. I might’ve missed a name but every person I dealt with was kind, respectful, thorough & totally professional‼️ They’re always at the top of their game😊
- Mar. 28, 2024
Advanced EyeCare is the best. They have a great team. Sam is very nice and educated.
- Mar. 14, 2024
Went to annual eye exam today. Sam was the technician and he did an amazing job! Made the experience... fun. He has a great attitude and is very professional.
- Feb. 09, 2024
Great staff to work with. Autumn made checking in simple and Dr Christy walked me through my contac... t lens options. Great customer service
- Feb. 08, 2024
Had a great experience on my routine vision exam with Sam…. Wonderful experience… Thanks Sam
- Feb. 07, 2024
Sam was great! Always good to see Dr Ben. Very thorough exam and the environment and vibe is wonderf... ul.
- Jan. 28, 2024
My first visit to Advanced Eyecare in Sanford was in January. First, the office is lovely, up-to-dat... e, with comfortable seating. The staff was friendly and concerned about my comfort. And the eye exam was the most comprehensive I have ever had. Also, if you want a great selection of glasses,, you’ll find what you’re looking for. I highly recommend Advanced Eyecare.
- Dec. 22, 2023
Sam was great!
- Dec. 22, 2023
Sam was very friendly and personable. He made the eye exam experience pleasant and fun and was conve... rsational and cheerful during the holiday season. He used my name frequently during the encounter which created a more welcoming and personalized visit. Sam is awesome!
- Dec. 11, 2023
Everyone is awesome...this is the place to go
- Nov. 11, 2023
Advanced Eyecare offers fantastic customer service and a super high degree of technical skills alon... g with professionalism. You simply can't be in better hands. Special shout out to Erika for helping me out yesterday, as well as Dr. Ben for quickly jumping in. Best eyecare in Florida!
- Nov. 03, 2023
I've been going here for years because I have T1D and I need special attention on my eyes. I've alwa... ys had a pleasant experience and the frames are beautiful. Sam was also extremely attentive and explained anything I had questions on during my annual visit!
- Oct. 27, 2023
I’ve gone here for years. Sam made my appointment go really well! He is knowledgeable, patient a... nd a great resource. Ask for him!
- Oct. 13, 2023
I always have a good experience coming for my annual check ups! Ariana spent lots of time with me he... lping me pick my new frames and I didn’t feel rushed at all. Very friendly, great staff!
- Oct. 11, 2023
The folks at Advanced Eye Care were professional, helpful, and very friendly. This being my first vi... sit, I can safely say that I have picked the right place for all of my vision needs.
- Sep. 27, 2023
Advanced eye care was great. This was my second appointment with them. This time I had Sam. He was v... ery kind, funny and made it seem like it was not a doctors visit. Great staff and my prescription is what I needed. Thank you Sam and everyone else at advanced eye care in Sanford.

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Sunglasses in Sanford

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Spectera
  • Medicare
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Cigna
  • Florida Blue
  • VBA
  • Tricare
  • Aetna
  • AARP Medicare Complete

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