Dangerous Summer Sun

August 5, 2016

This is the time of year that people are enjoying the summer sunshine. Unfortunately, along with sunshine comes UV light. Ultraviolet radiation can affect every tissue in the eye that is vital to having clear vision. For example, it is well-established that UV light increases the rate of development of cataracts and macular degeneration. It is important to know that UV radiation is present year-round, not just in those hot summer months. Lenses that block 100% ultraviolet light are essential to maintaining the eyes health. Many options are available to complete this task including transition lenses and polarized sunglasses. Ask you eye doctor which options are best for you. The next time you head outdoors, remember that sunglasses are not just for comfort and fashion, they could add years to your vision.