Protect your eyes

Wearing sun glasses is just as important as wearing a hat to protect against UV rays. because July is UV Safety Awareness Month, we are sharing some tips from John Hopkins Medicine Organization to protect  your eyes from UV radiation for the summer months and beyond.

UV Radiation and your Eyes

  • the sun is strongest between 10am-4pm, so avoiding or using extra protection during these hours is advised.
  • Corneal damage, cataracts and macular degeneration are all possible chronic effects from UV exposure
  • UV damage induces dryness, wrinkles, accentuated skin furrows, sagging, loss of elasticity and mottled pigmentation
  • The front surface of the eye absorbs 99 percent of the UV radiation
  • Sunlight exposure and UV exposure have been found to be associated with cataract
  • Oxidative stress and cumulative UV damage are of importance in development of age-related macular degeneration
  • there is the damage when people stare directly at the sun
  • ear sun protection for your skin and for your eyes any time you are at the highest risk for UV damage

Tips for Protecting Your Eyes

  • Know when the sun is the strongest
  • Wear the correct UV protected lenses
  • Wear the right fitting frames
  • Double protection with a wide brimmed hat
  • Wear the right contacts

If you have questions or need  help with choosing the right lenses, frames or contacts, contact us at Advanced Eyecare Optometry. We are here to help you protect your eyes from UV radiation!

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Source: hopkinsmedicine.org
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