The Harmful Effects of Ultra-Violet Light, by Lexi Kortsen, O.D.
- Posted on: Jul 31 2020
Did you know that ultra-violet (UV) light can have harmful effects not only on your skin but also on your eyes? These damaging rays can lead to skin cancer, premature cataract development, and even macular degeneration. Therefore, it is important to wear sunglasses that block out 90-100% of both UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, eyewear that features a wrap-around frame will also help prevent light from reflecting off the back surface of the lenses and into your eyes. Lastly, polarized lenses help reduce the amount of glare and improve overall clarity.
Wearing the proper sunglasses can limit the amount of UV light your eyes are exposed to and help improve your ocular health. Be sure to call for an appointment at Smart Specs Optical to shop for your next pair of perfect sunglasses!