Being outside is great, but it often isn't so great for your eyes. Whether you are driving, fishing, boating, golfing, or running, it's important to protect your eyes with sunglasses. When you wear them, you will protect your eyes from several risks that can harm them. From the sun to the wind to the glare from other objects, you need sunglasses from an eye doctor to see better and reduce the risk to your vision. To see an optometrist for the quality eye care you need, contact Springfield Opticians at one of our offices in Holmes, Springfield, or Chadds Ford.
Protection From UV Rays
UV rays are one of the most harmful aspects of sunlight. They are a form of radiation that can affect the eyes in a variety of ways. They can cause your eyes to develop cataracts and worsen existing cataracts. They can also cause and worsen macular degeneration. UV rays can even sunburn your eyes and cause a lot of pain and irritation. When you wear sunglasses, you can have 99% to 100% of the UV rays reaching your eyes blocked by the lenses. This is highly important anytime you go outside no matter what time of year.
Wind and Debris Protection
Another way that sunglasses protect your eyes is that they block wind and the debris that can be blown around. The wind that blows around you blows into your eyes when they aren't protected, and this can cause a lot of problems. Wind in the eyes can also cause you to develop dry eye. This condition causes eye pain and irritation, and it can cause the eyes to turn red and sting.
This is especially likely when you do an activity that brings on more wind such as running or biking. Debris can also be blown into the eyes and cause abrasions on the cornea. Sunglasses protect you from the damage that wind and the small particles can do to your eyes.
When you're outside, glare from the sun bouncing off of smooth surfaces can cause a lot of problems with your ability to see well. Sunglasses can protect against the danger of the sun if they are polarized glasses. This is an additional coating that blocks glare from reaching your eyes. This can prevent you from being temporarily blinded by the glare from objects like vehicles and the open water.
Get Your Sunglasses from Springfield Opticians
When you need to see an eye doctor, we're here to provide great service and the best sunglasses. If you live in or around Holmes, Springfield, or Chadds Ford and would like to know more about our prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, call our team today at (610) 543-9275 to schedule an appointment at Springfield Opticians.