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Protect Those Peepers: Tips for Choosing the Best Sunglasses
Summer is finally here!
As we enjoy the sun’s rays, let’s also remember to protect our eyes with a good pair of sunglasses!
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are known to cause eye damage, including:
- Pterygiums (white growths on the eye).
- Cataracts (clouding of the lens).
- Macular degeneration (damage to the central vision).
Protecting your eyes is key, and a good pair of sunglasses can do just that.
Three tips on choosing the right sunglasses:
- Purchase sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV rays.
- Wear larger or wrap-around sunglasses. They block more UV rays.
- Some sunglasses offer polarized lenses. These lenses decrease glare, which can help you see better over things like water or snow. While you may prefer polarized lenses when you’re lying on the beach or surfing, understand that polarization does not block UV rays.
So find your perfect shades, and head out into the summer sun! And if you’re not seeing as well as you should, remember that the Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology is here to see you.
Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology
Lifespan Physician Group Ophthalmology provides a full spectrum of ophthalmology services, from diagnosis and treatment of common eye diseases to cataract surgery, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Our ophthalmology team sees referrals from within the Lifespan system as well as patients from the community.
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