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Sunglasses in Gainesville

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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 Quinn Eye Center in Gainesville today!

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- Jun. 10, 2024
Great experience great staff
- Jun. 08, 2024
Dr. Parker is very good, very knowledgeable and professional. Quinn Eye Center is bright and uncrowd... ed, and the employees are professional and helpful.
- Jun. 06, 2024
This eye doctor in town you will not be disappointed. He takes time with you and he explains everyth... ing.
- May. 30, 2024
So great in every way. Thank you.
- May. 29, 2024
Great care, great staff, always reliable.
- May. 17, 2024
Really nice place, clean and bright and efficiently run! Dr. Desai was professional, patient, and ve... ry thorough. Highly recommend!
- May. 11, 2024
Brenna and trinity are the best! They are always laughing and smiling, but know how to get things ru... nning!
- May. 07, 2024
Staff very polite, facility clean. An abundance of glasses and sunglasses for o choose from in a goo... d price range. And I am in love with my new glasses.
- May. 03, 2024
Quick and easy visit with clear communication of the eval.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Dr. Desai is wonderful. I was impressed by how thorough her exam was. I felt like I was in very good... care. She provided education and great recommendations for eye health. I will definitely continue my care with her.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Dr. Parker is Awesome!!!!
- Apr. 22, 2024
Quinn eye center is a super clean place. The Dr. was super professional and nice.
- Apr. 18, 2024
Sara A. was the best technician I have ever had, she was so welcoming and comforting even when I was... really scared about my eye condition. She is the only reason I come back every time!
- Apr. 11, 2024
Always a pleasure to have my eye appointments here. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great doctors ... who take time to explain everything to you.
- Apr. 09, 2024
My go to office to update my prescription in Gainesville. A little pricey compare to other places bu... t very comprehensive eye exams and professional service! Communicate your concerns and they will work with you.
- Apr. 02, 2024
Best optometry office I've ever seen. So efficient, organized, staff is so capable and friendly. L... ove Dr. Parker. He spent extra time with me on two occasions to ensure everything was taken care of. As a health care provider myself, I can't say enough about Quinn Eye Center. A+ team!
- Mar. 18, 2024
Always friendly, always informed, always try to make things happen quickly. I have called multiple t... imes for same-day help and have gotten seen. It's a new, clean, and welcoming facility.
- Mar. 15, 2024
Clean and well staffed. My first visit to a new eye Dr. in 26 years. Thorough and Friendly. I will c... ertainly recommend to friends.
- Mar. 12, 2024
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Efficient and explained all procedures and results clearly. Willin... g to take the time to answer questions.
- Mar. 08, 2024
Pleasant experience all around

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Sunglasses in Gainesville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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  • MetLife
  • Florida Blue
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