3 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM UV RAYS THIS SUMMER

August 30, 2018 by eyecare0
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Extended exposure to the sun’s UV Rays has been proven to cause eye damage, including: cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UV RAYS

The UV Index was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Weather Service (NWS) to make the public more aware and conscious of the risks of sunburn and skin cancer from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

There are two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B. Over time, the effects of UV rays may help cause a number of eye problems.

UV-A

• Can hurt your central vision. It can damage the macula, a part of the retina at the back of your eye.

UV-B

• The front part of your eye (the cornea and the lens) absorbs most UV-B rays, but these rays may cause even more damage to your eyes than UV-A rays.

3 Ways to Protect Your Eyes

1. Wear UV Blocking Sunglasses Most modern sunglasses are made with 100% UV protection lenses, if you find your sunglasses do not offer UV Protection, do not wear them, find a better pair of sunglasses.

2. Wear A Hat Wearing a Hat is a simple way to reduce direct exposure to the sun’s harmful uv rays.

3. Embrace Shaded Areas If you are going for a walk, run, or having lunch at a patio, try to spend time in a shaded area to avoid the effects of UV Rays.

If you feel you may be suffered or are suffering from Sun Damage, please do not hesitate to call us. 

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