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3 Important Reasons to Wear Sunglasses June 11, 2020

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3 Important Reasons to Wear Sunglasses, Ashland, Kentucky

Summer days are longer and sunnier than other seasons, and you might need to protect your eyes from the harsh glare of sunlight well into the evening. However, it is integral to wear eye protection whenever the sun is out in any season. That’s why doctors recommend wearing sunglasses with UV protection while outside. Blocking UV rays can prevent numerous eye conditions and discomfort, as explained below. 

3 Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

1. Prevent Vision Loss

UV-A and UV-B rays can reflect off sidewalks, water, and other shiny surfaces, which can penetrate your eyes. Absorbing UV-A radiation damages the macula at the back of the eye, which can lead to macular degeneration and impaired vision. If the cornea and lens are damaged by UV-B rays, it could cause cataracts. Painful corneal sunburns are also a possibility, which can result in temporary vision loss. Wearing sunglasses with UV-blocking lenses will reduce your risk of developing these eye conditions. 

2. Avoid Eye Strain

eye conditionsWithout proper protection, you will strain your eyes to focus while outside. The tension can cause headaches, blurred vision, or leave your eyes dry and itchy. The darkened lenses help shield eyes from the intensity of sunlight, so you don’t have to squint to see clearly. 

3. Keep the Elements at Bay

In addition to sun damage, the eyes are exposed to other threats while outside. When it’s windy, for example, dirt, sand, and other abrasive particles can become airborne and get in your eyes. These particles can become lodged and scratch your cornea. Sunglasses with wide lenses will provide a barrier to keep irritants out of your eyes. 

 

If you have concerns about your eye health, schedule routine exams at Tri-State Ophthalmology in Ashland, KY, to prevent certain eye conditions from developing. Since 1963, the eye doctors at this practice have been providing eye surgery, implants, and additional treatments to improve the quality of life of patients throughout Boyd County. Call (606) 324-2451 to speak to a representative. Find out more about eye conditions that the doctors treat online

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