Spring is just around the corner and the thought of outside activities is on every ones mind. One thing that is extremely important to remember is UV protection for our eyes. Over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause eye damage and can lead to vision loss. Damage to the skin around the eye causes wrinkles, premature aging and skin cancer.
UV related eye conditions that can be prevented by good quality sunglasses include Cataracts, Pterygium (growth on eye), Macular Degeneration, Skin Cancer of lids and Photokeratitis (sunburn on the cornea).
Most good quality sunglasses should have 100% UV protection. Polarization is a type of lens that blocks out scattered light or glare. Polarized sunglasses also have VU protection. For the sharpest, most comfortable vision out doors and in the car, look for sunglasses that are polarized.
Remember to bring your sunglasses with you when heading out the door. Weather your young, old or in between we all need UV protection. You don’t need an appointment to visit our optical and have one of our experienced consultants help you with you selection. Sunglasses aren’t just an accessory.