Sunglasses Q & A
Sunglasses are essential for protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. These rays can burn and damage the tissues of your eyes, just like the sun can burn and damage your skin. UV rays exposure can have both short-term and long-term effects.
There are two types of UV rays:
Ultraviolet-A (UVA) – the most prevalent type of light rays, present all year round
Ultraviolet-B (UVB) – less prevalent but stronger than UVA rays
It is important to wear sunglasses in every season because both types of damaging UV rays are present all year round. High-quality lenses can protect you from up to 95% of exposure to harmful UV rays, and prevent common eye disorders associated with sun exposure.
UV ray exposure of your eyes significantly increases your risk for conditions, such as:
- Macular degeneration
- Skin cancer of the skin around the eye
- Pterygium, abnormal growth on the eye related to UV rays and wind
The optical team at Lifetime Eyecare is constantly updating their inventory in order to offer the most up-to-date frames, lenses, and protective technology. And with their onsite lab, you can have your prescription sunglasses ready fast.
For your own pair of prescription glasses, call or schedule an appointment with Lifetime Eyecare.