Sunglasses at Southern Eye Centers

At Southern Eye Centers in Baton Rouge and Plaquemine, LA 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, including Maui Jim, Oakley, Ray-Ban, Costa, and more!  Both non-prescription and prescription sunglasses are available to protect your eyes from UV radiation.

Types of sunglasses

Your lifestyle and hobbies are important factors to consider when choosing sunglasses. There are different types and styles of sunglasses to protect your eyes while doing different things. The optician will consult with you about your hobbies and lifestyle to recommend the right types of sunglasses for your needs.

Sports sunglasses

These sunglasses are designed to stay in place during physical activities like running, biking, and hiking. They often have a wraparound design that provides a secure fit and blocks out glare from the sun.

Polarized sunglasses

These sunglasses have a special filter that blocks out horizontal light waves, which are the main cause of glare. Polarized sunglasses are ideal for boating, fishing, and other water activities.

Fashion sunglasses

These sunglasses are designed for style but should also protect your eyes from UV rays. They come in a variety of shapes and colors and are often worn as an accessory. There are many different frame styles and colors in fashion sunglasses.


Photochromic sunglasses

These sunglasses change tint depending on the level of sunlight. They are ideal for people who are frequently moving between indoors and outdoors.

Ski and snowboard sunglasses

These sunglasses are designed to provide protection from the sun and from the glare of the snow. They often have a wraparound design and may include features like anti-fog coatings.

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. Southern Eye Centers 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!