Raising Awareness of UV Damage
We are only too aware of the damage the sun can do to our skin if we leave it unprotected. Sun burn and skin cancer are just some of the damaging effects from UV rays. However, have you ever thought about the damage UV can do to your eyes if not adequately protected?
The month of May is UV awareness month and with that in mind, here at Associated Optical, we wanted to talk about UV protection and how you can help keep your eyes healthy.
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Protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun isn't important just to stop them watering or from you squinting to see, it can also help protect your eyes from long lasting future damage.
Sadly, a lot of people buy cheap sunglasses thinking that they will give us adequate protection. However, this isn't always the case. If sunglasses don't have adequate UV protection, they can trick the eye into thinking it's dark outside. Therefore, the pupil will dilate to allow more light into the eye and that can cause more UV to get into the eye than it normally would.
How your eyes may get damaged by UV
Even on cloudy days, we should wear adequate eye protection but you should be more aware of protecting your eyes from damage if you...
What else can you do to protect your eyes?
Sadly, our eyes can easily get neglected. In order to maintain good eye health we recommend you:
27/7/2021 05:37:29 am
Thanks for pointing out that we should wear adequate eye protection even on cloudy days to avoid getting our eyes damaged by UV. My husband and I have had poor visions since we were in college. With this, we are hoping to find an eyewear boutique on Monday that can provide affordable and high-quality eyeglasses that can enhance our vision while offering protection from the sun.
16/12/2022 06:19:31 pm
It's great that you mentioned that it is important to purchase sunglasses that have adequate UV protection. It seems like it would be a good idea to spend extra money to purchase high-quality sunglasses in order to protect your eyes. Once you have high-quality sunglasses, you will want to make sure that you take measures to keep them safe and prevent yourself from losing them.
2/1/2023 04:07:03 pm
Hello "associatedoptical", This article was much needed and helpful for me as I wanted such type of article on Eyes health. Thank you so much for this article.
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