Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's winter; so what? You still need to protect your eyes from the sun!

UV light exposure increases the risk of AMD and cataracts.  Even children need to protect their eyes from the sun as we receive 80% of the tolerable amount of UV before the age of 20.

Follow these recommendations when choosing sunglasses:

  • Consult with your optometrist
  • High quality lenses will have UV 400 protection and filter blue light
  • Polarized sunglasses will help reduce glare and enhance visual performance
  • Inexpensive low quality sunglasses will often have the UV coating sprayed on. This UV protection eventually wears off.  As a result more UV light enters the eye because your pupls are elarged behind the dark lens. 

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