Mountain View Optometry is known throughout Calgary as The House of Fashion Sunglasses for a reason: we carry one of the largest high fashion, boutique collections of designer sunglasses and frames in Calgary. This means you can get the newest styles or hottest designs in Calgary sunglasses. If you want sunglasses or frames from Fendi, ProDesign, Christian Dior, Oakley, Etnia, Pucci, Coach, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and more, you can find them at one of our two locations in Cochrane and Northwest Calgary. We carry several hundred of the latest frame styles in our collections. This means you can choose a unique style that accentuates your personal flair without worrying that your friends will be wearing the same sunglasses! Mountain View Optometry in Crowfoot (Northwest Calgary) and Cochrane carries a full line of both prescription and plano sunglasses. Our Calgary sunglass selection ranges from good quality $39 UV protecting sunwear to top of the line, prescription designer sunglasses. Stop by either of our two conveniently located Calgary locations to browse our selection and start giving your eyes the protection from UV rays they deserve today! On the beach or boating. There are usually few buildings or objects to block out part of the sky, so people are exposed to direct and scattered radiation from the whole sky. Skiing at high altitude. Solar UVR increases with altitude and, at 2000 metres (typical of Australian ski fields), can be as much as 30% higher than that at sea level. The high reflection of snow worsens the problem, so that the UVR dose to the eye can be quite large. Consequently, good eye protection while skiing is very important.