At RevolutionEYES, your eye and vision health is always the top priority for our optometrist in Carmel, IN. Whether you’re planning on spending your upcoming spring break lounging on the beach or simply hoping for warmer weather here in central Indiana, the fact remains that UV protection is a must year-round. This remains true not only for your skin, but for your eyes as well!
Why UV Protection and Sunglasses Matter
Why is wearing sunglasses and protecting your eyes from the sun’s rays so important? Consider, for starters, what too much exposure to the sun can do to your skin. Then, consider the fact that your eyes are even more sensitive to the sun! Without proper UV protection, you could be putting your eye and vision health at risk. For instance, prolonged sun exposure can make you more prone to cataracts, which can result in permanent damage to your vision. Retinal damage can also occur when your eyes aren’t properly protected from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. And believe it or not, your corneas can also get sunburned—an irritating condition known as photokeratitis.
It’s also worth noting that sun damage can affect your eyes even on overcast days, which is why wearing sunglasses whenever you’re outside for an extended period of time is highly recommended by our optometrist. Specifically, make sure you’re wearing sunglasses that are labeled to block out at least 99% of all UVA and UVB rays for the best protection. Whether you wear corrective lenses or don’t need a prescription, we have a wide selection of sunglasses in our office, all of which are rated to protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB rays.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Carmel Eye Doctor
Whether you need help selecting your next pair of sunglasses or are simply in need of a comprehensive eye exam before you select prescription sunglasses, our Carmel eye doctor can help. Contact RevolutionEYES at (317) 844-2020 to request your appointment today!