With summer on the horizon, many people are looking forward to enjoying the beautiful, warm weather. However, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays may do you more harm than good, leading to skin damage as well as visual health problems. Here, your trusted eye doctor from EyeSite of The Villages shares three ways to protect your eyesight this season.
1. Understand How UV Rays Affect Your Eyes
Harmful UV rays from the sun can pose serious risks to your eyes. UVA rays have long energy wavelengths, making it easy for them to penetrate your eyes. This may cause vision errors later on, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and pterygium. UVB rays, on the other hand, are linked with eye sunburns.
2. Visit Your Trusted Eye Doctor Regularly
Having regular eye exams is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to safeguard your vision no matter the season. We can constantly monitor your eyes for any changes and advise you on how to prevent UV-related problems. We can also answer your questions about the effects of solar radiation on your eyes during your clinic visit.
3. Make Sure to Wear the Right Eyewear Whenever Heading Outdoors
Make sure to wear protective eye wear whenever spending time outside in the summer to protect your visual health. We also suggest applying an eye-safe sunscreen as well as wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
Remember to wear sunglasses that provide 100% UVA and UVB blockage. Our sunglasses are made of high-quality materials from Ray-Ban®, Oakley, and more to ensure your visual protection. Just stop by our reliable eyeglasses store so we can help you choose a pair that suits your summer eye care needs.
For more tips on preparing your eyes for the summer, call us (352) 674-3937. We are open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M and every Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.