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Sunglasses in Columbia

Protect your eyes and look your very best

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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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Protect Your Eyes & Look Your Best

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 EyeCare of Columbia in Columbia today!

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Some popular brands we carry

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*Brands may vary. See store for full details.


Sunglasses in Columbia

Our optometry practice in Columbia

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 16, 2024
All of the staff is nice and professional. The eye doctor is great at explaining things and has actu... ally used diagrams to explain what's going on with my eyes.
- Apr. 01, 2022
I have had a lot of trouble at various eye places and eye doctors. I was seen at this place last sum... mer and couldn't recommend it enough! I have a very high prescription and they got my new glasses turned around for me in record timing and kept me updated. The receptionist is also extremely kind, helpful & professional. Definitely recommend!!
- Sep. 28, 2021
I don't actually go to this eye doctor professionally as I'm a college student here in Columbia, but... my frames broke recently and I had to order another pair. When I went to them asking if they could put my old lens in the new frame, they agreed immediately and helped me. They were so accommodating and they tightened them and cleaned them, asked me if they fit alright. 10/10 amazing people. If you're looking for anyone I would recommend them first. Amazing service if I ever need eye care in Columbia this will be my first stop.
- Nov. 05, 2020
It’s on the second floor down the hall to your left Very great place Really fast I did not wait My... appointed started right on time as well (:
- Aug. 15, 2020
Their staff are very friendly and always willing to help in anyway they can. I highly recommend them... , they will take great care of you.
- Jul. 26, 2019
Friendly and professional care.
- Nov. 02, 2018
Great doctor and clinic. Everyone is friendly and takes time to explain what is going on. This is my... favorite eye doctor, after 38 years of eye doctor appointments in all different places.
- Feb. 27, 2018
Very nice staff! I called to ask if they would fit my bent out of shape glasses and they did so kind... ly! I’m not even a patient and they helped me.
- Sep. 09, 2017
Great place!! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and very helpful!! Dr. Studer is awesome. They will t... ake great care of your eyes!!!
- Apr. 18, 2017
Dr Studer and his team are amazing. He always takes his time and explains everything. The staff are ... always friendly and they have a great selection of glasses to choose from.

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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.


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