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Posted on 04-11-2017
Sunglasses aren’t just fashionable; they’re actually essential tools to keep your eyes healthy long term. If you spend time playing or working outdoors without proper sun protection for your eyes, you could be putting your eyesight at risk due to UV (ultraviolet) light exposure. Heed this timely reminder from our College Station optometrist: whether you’re outside skiing, gardening or walking your dog, be sure to wear your sunglasses for proper eye care.
The sun’s UVA and UVB rays contribute to several eye conditions that can threaten your eyesight, including:
For the best eye protection, check the label before buying sunglasses and select those that block the vast majority of invisible UV rays, such as UV 400 lenses. Darker lenses that block at least 75% of visible light are ideal. Select polarized lenses if you will be driving, skiing, running, or participating in water sports. Polarized lenses are most effective at blocking reflected light and glare.
As part of our commitment to complete eye care, let us suggest a variety of vision-protecting solutions to fit your needs, including:
Learn more about your sunglasses options from our College Station optometrist at Crystal Vision Center. Call us at 979-764-0669 today. We look forward to meeting with you!
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