UV Protection Month

June is UV Protection Month. Are your eyes protected?

The sun plays an essential role to the health of our planet and all life forms on it. 

  • Plants are encouraged in the process of photosynthesis.
  • Our bodies are capable of producing extra Vitamin D from safe exposure to sun.
  • As a community, we can gather renewable solar energy from the sun’s rays.

However, when the sun is not viewed and harnessed in moderation, it can be harmful:

“Most people are aware of how harmful UV radiation is to the skin. However, many may not realize that UV radiation can harm the eyes, and other components of solar radiation can also affect vision. The longer the eyes are exposed to solar radiation, the greater the risk of developing cataracts or macular degeneration later in life. It is not clear how much exposure to solar radiation will cause damage. Therefore, whenever you spend time outdoors, wear quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.” (AOA.org)

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Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts account for 48% of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens on the eye behind the iris, causing reduced vision and often glare issues depending on the type and density of the cataract.

Typically, cataracts represent an age-related change but there are other risk factors to consider such as: Continue reading

Summer Sunglass Sale

This summer we encourage you to enjoy the beauty of bright sunshine reflecting off of ocean waves, fireworks on a hot July night, and all of the small things that fill this season with great memories! As you prepare for the leisurely weeks ahead, we hope you are also planning to protect your eyes. The sun’s primary danger is in the form of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When packing your luggage for a vacation this summer, it is important to realize Continue reading