When most of us think about wearing sunglasses, we think about a warm sunny day out on the lake, at the beach, going on a scenic drive, or out laying out by the swimming pool enjoying ourselves. When we think of sunglasses, we automatically think about sunshine, warmer climates, and enjoying the outdoors in some form or fashion. However, sunglasses come in handy anytime there is bright sunlight out. Sometimes, we forget that our eyes still need protection during the colder months of the year.
When there is snow on the ground, light reflecting from it can make it difficult to see without sunglasses. The sun's glare is typically worse during the colder months of the year because of its angle to the earth during that time. Therefore, for proper eye care, sunglasses are undoubtedly important. At The Eye Doctor Unlimited, we have been sharing the benefits of prescription sunglasses with residents of College Park, GA for many years.
Protection from Potential Eye Problems
Wearing sunglasses during winter protects the eyes from damage caused by UV rays. UV ray exposure can cause many issues, including:
- Sunburn to the cornea is caused by prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful rays. This can lead to vision loss.
- Skin cancer on and around the eyelids.
- Cataracts are a film that develops on the eye, clouding the eye's ability to detect light.
- Pterygium, which is a triangular tissue growth on the eye that is pinkish.
- Macular degeneration, which is the number one cause of vision loss in the elderly.
Importance of Eye Exams
When you get an eye exam, our optometrist can help you select the perfect pair of prescription sunglasses. Sunglass clips can also be purchased to place over your eyeglass lenses to help protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Our eye care professionals will consider your medical needs, lifestyle, and fashion preferences when pairing you with prescription sunglasses.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Care Professionals Today
Call The Eye Doctor Unlimited today at (404) 768-3500 for more information on prescription sunglasses or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.