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The Importance of Wearing Sunglasses
Sunglasses look cool, but their cosmetic effect is not the only reason you should wear them. The darker lenses provide necessary protection from UV rays and help reduce the effects of bright sunlight on your eyes. Not only do sunglasses increase your comfort level on bright days, but they also protect your eyeballs against potential future health problems. At EYECARE for You in Richboro, our optometrist can evaluate your eyes and set you up with prescription sunglasses. If you don't need a prescription, you can still come in and get advice on choosing the right pair of sunglasses.
Ultraviolet rays and glare are two things you need to avoid. UV rays can lead to cataract formation and other eye damage. If you normally wear glasses, those lenses should all have an anti-UV coating. If you don't normally wear glasses, then getting a pair of good sunglasses with an anti-UV layer is essential to your future eye health. Even if you don't need a prescription from an eye doctor, you can consult with an optometrist and an optician to find the right pair.
Harsh reflections and bright light can effectively burn your eyes. This is a real condition called photo keratitis, commonly known as sunburn for your eyes. It occurs when you're exposed to UV rays and bright light without sufficient protection. Dark sunglasses with UV protection are necessary to prevent this kind of damage to your eyes.
Sunglasses also cut down on the halo effect you can get from glare on extremely bright days. You won't be able to look directly at a light, of course, but you can cut down on some of that starburst effect you might otherwise see.
At EYECARE for You, residents of Richboro, Newtown, Langhorne, Southampton, Northampton, Holland, and Yardley can all access excellent eye care. Call us at (215) 485-5384 for an appointment.
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