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Posted on 10-04-2017
Sunglasses aren't just a statement piece or an accessory that will go well with your outfit. Sunglasses are actually an important way to protect your eyes from the damaging effects of excessive sunlight exposure.
Sunlight contains light called ultraviolet radiation. Though invisible to us, UV rays can damage our eyes. Why? Because ultraviolet light is made up of high-energy light waves that deeply penetrate our eyes and cause cellular injury, free radical production, and other harmful effects which may increase your risk for conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and photokeratitis.
Most of us are aware that our skin can be harmed from too much UV light, so we take necessary steps to protect ourselves (e.g., wearing light colored clothing, applying sunscreen, and avoiding direct sun during the hottest parts of the day). Our optometrists in the Bronx applaud these health prevention efforts, and also want our community members to take these same preventive steps toward their vision and eye health.
Fortunately, protecting your eyes from the sun isn't so difficult to do! Wearing sunglasses is probably the simplest and most effective method. At our optometry clinic, we offer a wide range of brand-name sunglasses that offer full-spectrum protection against the 2 harmful kinds of UV-radiation (known as UV-A and UV-B). These sunglasses come in a wide range of prices, styles, and materials. Plus, our optometrists can fit your sunglasses with your current vision-correcting prescription, so that you can protect your eyes while still being able to see clearly and confidently.
Why treat a problem if you can prevent the problem first? Commit to wearing sunglasses more often when you go outside, even on cloudy days! To get you started, come check out our selection of sunglasses in the Bronx here at Pelham Parkway Vision Center or contact 718-829-2160 to schedule an appointment with a Bronx optometrist!
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