Protect Your Vision This Summer

Protect Your Vision This Summer

Here are 10 important summer safety tips to protect your vision:Always protect your eyes from the sun’s invisible harmful rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and a number of other eye problems; including sunburn on the surface of the eye and skin cancer around the eyes  

  1. Always protect your eyes from the sun’s invisible harmful rays. Prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and a number of other eye problems; including sunburn on the surface of the eye and skin cancer around the eyes.
  2. Select sunglasses that absorb 99-100% of UV-A and UV-B rays and provide 400 UV protection; 400 UV protection means the lenses block damaging UV-A and UV-B light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers. Check the label to be sure!
  3. UV rays are strongest from 10 AM ─ 4 PM; so avoid exposure during this time of the day and wear sunglasses even in the shade!
  4. Don’t be deceived by color or cost ― the ability to block UV light is not dependent on the darkness of the lens or the price.
  5. Avoid blue tinted sunglasses; they may look cool, but blue tint actually emits ultraviolet light ― which should be blocked out.
  6. Opt for wraparound frames; or frames that fit closely to your face to prevent rays from entering your eyes from around or above your frames.
  7. Be extra careful on the beach and water because reflections from the sand and water intensify the sun’s rays. Pavement can also reflect more sun. Acute damage can even occur during a single outing on a very bright day.
  8. If you add a UV-blocking coating to your eyeglasses it will increase your protection. Ask your ophthalmologist or optometrist.
  9. Everyone, especially infants and seniors, should also wear wide-brimmed hats when in the sun.
  10. Ninety percent of a person’s total lifetime damage from UV rays occurs by the age of 18. Children’s eyes are more sensitive than adults. It is NEVER too early to protect your eyes for a lifetime!

Read the original article published on Lighthouse.org

To know more about protecting your eye in summer, drop in to any of our 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore.

Melbourne
20/20 Eyeglass Superstore
785 N. Wickham Rd. Suite
106 Melbourne, FL 32935
321-259-3935

Orange City
20/20 Eyeglass Superstore
1270 Saxon Blvd,
Orange City, FL. 32763
386-774-5000

Winter Park/Orlando
20/20 Eyeglass Superstore Inc
1555 Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park , FL , 32792
407 767 5600

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