More than 10 million people in the United States suffer from macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss. Learn about your risk factors, and how to spot the symptoms and slow its progression.
When you’re thinking about possible damage from the sun this summer, don’t just focus on your skin. The sun is also a serious threat to your eyes and the delicate skin that surrounds them. You need sunglasses that have been treated to block ultra-violet (or UV) light from reaching your eyes. Think of them as sunblock for your vision!
You need UV sunglasses because the effect of UV light on your eyes will grow over time. The longer we spend in the sun over time, the greater the danger of damage will be.
Look for a pair of sunglasses that has been specifically designed for UV eye protection and are rated UV400 or higher. This rating means that the glasses will block almost 100% of any UV rays you are exposed to. The lenses should also be polarized, which helps to neutralize any harmful glare.
There are two kinds of ultraviolet rays that we should be concerned about: UVA and UVB.
As you can see, we all need to wear UV sunglasses! They are the best way to protect your eyes when you’re outside. Purchase a brand that you know you can trust, or check with your optician to see what brand would work best for you. There is a wide variety of eyewear on the market for all tastes and styles; you should have no trouble finding the perfect pair that suits you to a tee.
You can contact us here at Classic Vision Care for help with all your vision needs. Call us today!
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