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Sunglasses in Providence

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(401) 331-2020

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 Eye Care Associates in Providence today!

(401) 331-2020


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*Brands may vary. See store for full details.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 11, 2024
The doctor is the best
- Jul. 09, 2024
Very caring and professional staff.
- Jul. 02, 2024
All of my questions were answered, and I didn't feel rushed.
- Jul. 01, 2024
I have a wonderful experience since day one in Advance Eye Care .Me and my family come here for over... 2 years now ,I highly recommend this place .
- Jun. 20, 2024
Five stars!! From the front desk staff to the doctor, the people make it well worthwhile. A stellar ... experience all around!
- Jun. 14, 2024
I been seeing dr cox for years I even transferred my 10 year old son to see him. I have never had an... y issues with him he’s very nice. The only problem I have had with advanced is my last visit I waited over a hour past my time to get seen and I can never get a hold of the eye glass part about my glasses
- Jun. 11, 2024
Dr. Abdoulaye Wann is highly thoughtful and professional. He clearly explained all the procedures an... d answered all of my questions with great care. He is an excellent optometrist!
- May. 11, 2024
Great an amazing experience.
- Apr. 29, 2024
Great
- Apr. 17, 2024
Wonderful place, nice people, superior service.
- Apr. 12, 2024
Excellent quality service 💯 percent
- Mar. 25, 2024
Everyone is very friendly. Got seen very quickly.
- Mar. 05, 2024
Dr. Wanna and his crew are the best,! Always friendly and professional. Highly recommended!!!
- Feb. 28, 2024
Very friendly and professional
- Feb. 13, 2024
Always great seeing and visiting Advanced Eye Care… since I was 8 years old !
- Dec. 13, 2023
Doctor was very knowledgeable
- Nov. 08, 2023
Great facility. Very thorough?
- Nov. 03, 2023
I really like this vision center. My optometrist (Dr. Arias) is very knowledgeable and thorough, and... all the staff with whom I've interacted have been friendly and efficient.
- Oct. 18, 2023
Dr. John Corrow is a very thorough , knowledgeable and professional Doctor. I have been his patient ... for many years and fully trust his advise on all my eye issues through the years.
- Oct. 11, 2023
Was easy to make appt. online; staff was great; nice selection of quality frames.

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Sunglasses in Providence

Our optometry practice in Providence

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • UMR
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan

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

(401) 331-2020