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Did you know over 14 million Americans experience eye related issues? McFarland Eye Care is here to help you during all stages of your eye health. Prevention is one of the best defenses you can have when it comes to protecting your eye health.
One of the least expensive, preventative ways to care for your eye health is by wearing sunglasses. This protection can prevent you from having to deal with a multitude of eye problems in the future. Here are sunglass tips to keep in mind this month as you work towards protecting your peepers for a lifetime.
What’s the risk of not wearing sunglasses? While there are many complications that can occur due to not wearing sunglasses, the most important are blindness, eye cancer, macular degeneration and cataracts. Because your eye health is extremely critical you will want to make sure you are wearing the best protective eyewear. Check to see if your sunglasses have 100% UV protection. Look for labels that say UVA and UVB or UV 400 protection to ensure your eyes are covered.
During the summer, we are more likely to remember to wear our sunglasses but is it also just as important to wear them during the cooler months. The sun may not feel as intense, but the rays still are. While we might think of sunglasses as a fashion statement or a cool trend, that's not their main purpose. Sunglasses may look cool, but they also help you maintain good ocular health.
While more expensive sunglasses may seem like they will offer more of a safeguard for your eyes, that isn’t always the case. Look for special labels as you choose the sunglasses that are right for you. Again, just be sure that they are protecting your eyes from the ultraviolet rays. While cost shouldn’t be as important, purchasing from a reputable retailer should be. You can trust our experience. Check out our optical centers here.
Not only should your eyes be sheltered from the sun, so should your skin. The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate. Without proper protection, skin cancer can become reality. Wearing larger frames can help to cover a bigger area of skin and reduce the risk. Even if you think that the sun doesn’t bother you, you should still be wearing them because the sun’s rays affect everyone’s eyes. Plus, you can avoid wrinkles from having to squint to see.
With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which pair is best for your eyes. Our friendly and experienced opticians are happy to answer any questions you may have to help you pick out the best pair for you. Plus, we are happy to announce that during the month of June you can enjoy 20% off ALL sunglasses at McFarlands. Come visit our optical stores and we will help you find the best optical protection (and most stylish 😊) pair today!
Be proactive in your eye health and take precautions now. Remember to wear your sunglasses to take care of your peepers all year long.