Caring for your eyes goes far beyond making it to your eye care appointments. Your eyes need attention and care daily. This is especially true when you are outdoors during the warmer months. UV rays can pose a threat to your eye health and these rays are very strong during the warmer months of the year. At Legacy Eye Care serving Petersburg, Chester, Colonial Heights, South Hill, VA, and the surrounding areas, we can help you better care for your eyes every day. Keep reading to learn more.
UV Rays stand for Ultra-Violet Radiation. This is the radiation that is emitted by the sun and by some other man-made lights, such as tanning bed lights. Although the UV rays in sunlight are a naturally occurring thing on our planet, they can cause damage to both your skin and your eyes.
UV rays cause aging of all structures of the eyes. Continual, long-term exposure to UV rays can cause macular degeneration, damage to the cornea, and if left untreated, can even cause a loss of vision over time.
The best way to protect your eyes from UV rays is to wear UV eye protection. When you visit the eye doctor or vision center, you can discuss with them which type of sunglasses will provide the best protection for you. If you will be spending a great amount of time out of doors during the summer months, it is imperative that you properly protect your eyes from UV rays.
If you would like to learn more about UV protective sunglasses, or any of our other eye care services, please contact us at Legacy Eye Care serving (804) 876-4302 Petersburg, (804) 884-2022 Chester, (804) 410-4643 Colonial Heights, (434) 595-4011 or (434) 755-1409 South Hill, VA, and the surrounding areas. Call us at (804) 876-4302