As we move into August, the focus moves from UV awareness month – July – but that doesn’t mean we should forget about UV awareness. Every person should focus on protecting their skin and eyes from the sun every month of the year.
Summer Brings Added Time in the Sun
During summer, we experience the harshest of the sun’s rays. Because of school breaks, children spend time at home, and the summer offers the ideal time for vacations. These vacations often take people to even sunnier locations, such as the beach, or snow-covered areas for skiing. UV protection becomes just as important in snowy conditions as at the beach since the snow reflects the sunlight.
Protecting Your Eye Health
Most of the blogs and articles written discuss skin protection, but eye health protection proves just as important. The sun’s damaging rays can cause cataracts, vision loss, and corneal damage, so wearing sunglasses with the proper mix of UV protection proves vital.
From sunrise to sunset, each individual needs to wear eye protection when going outdoors. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny outside, the sun’s harsh rays can damage the eyes. Wearing a pair of high-quality sunglasses blocks UVA and UVB radiation from reaching your corneas and retinas.
Although the sun can wreak the most damage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., wearing sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat to shade the eyes offers the best protection. Besides wearing this outdoor protection, regular eye exams help you maintain good eye health.
How Regular Eye Exams Help
Undergoing an annual eye exam can catch developing problems before they become irreversible. Your doctor can help you develop and implement preventative measures that can stop the further development of cataracts, for example. Surgery can correct existing cataracts.
Let the experts at Advanced Eyecare of Chino Optometry help you choose the right sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV damage. Our optometry practice offers annual exams, diagnoses diseases of the eyes, and offers treatment for vision loss and eye diseases.
Turn to Advanced Eyecare of Chino Optometry for both preventative care and treatment of issues that have developed from too much sun exposure. We’ve served the Chino, CA area for more than ten years, helping protect residents’ eye health. Contact us today for an appointment at our offices at 12530 10th St. Ste. A, Chino, CA 91710. Let us help keep your eyes healthier.