Too much exposure to the sun isn’t just bad for your skin—it can also harm your eyes. Sun-related eye disorders typically result from over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is why your trusted optometrist from Opti-Care emphasizes the importance of wearing sunglasses whenever spending time outdoors. Here’s how sunglasses help safeguard your visual health:
Improves Your Visual Health
UVA rays can penetrate deeply into your eyes, reaching all the way to your retina, while UVB rays are often linked with skin and eye sunburn. This is why we suggest looking for sunglasses that can absorb up to 400 nanometers of UV rays, providing you with 100% UV protection. A high-quality pair of sunglasses can also reduce your risk of acquiring cataracts, macular degeneration, and pterygium.
Provides Superior Protection
Your expert eye doctor explains that the lenses of your sunglasses can actually serve as an powerful barrier for your eyes. They help prevent debris, dust, and harsh winds from reaching your eyes, making you less likely to sustain corneal abrasions and other eye irritations.
Offers Better Eye Comfort
Sunglasses or polarized lenses can also cut glare, improving your visual acuity and comfort. With controlled light reflections, you’ll have a much safer and easier time driving and engaging in other outdoor activities. This can help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches and eye strain.
Boosts Your Confidence
Sunglasses can also make a fun fashion statement. We offer various styles, designs, and colors to suit your needs and preferences. We can help you look for a pair that complements your facial structure and complexion. If you wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, we can upgrade your lenses with UV protective coatings for enhanced protection. We also offer clip-on sunglasses or polarized lenses.
If you need help looking for a great pair of sunglasses, call us today at (410) 600-3173. We serve Ellicott City, Eldersburg, and Westminster, MD.