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Sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement. Wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is a simple way to protect your vision and avoid common eye diseases and conditions.
How the Sun Can Damage Your Eyes
Too much sun is just as bad for your eyes as it is for your skin. When you spend time in the sun without adequate protection, you may be more likely to develop a variety of eye issues, ranging from corneal "sunburns" to cataracts. Eye conditions associated with sun exposure include:
Things to Consider When Shopping for Sunglasses
Fortunately, it's easy to reduce your risk of developing sun-related eye conditions and diseases by wearing sunglasses every day. When you shop for sunglasses, keep these suggestions in mind:
Whether you're concerned about an eye condition, need prescription sunglasses or are due for an exam, we're committed to helping you maintain your vision. Contact us to schedule your next appointment.
National Eye Institute: Keep Your Eyes Healthy: Wear Sunglasses
American Optometric Association: Overlooking the Importance of UV Protection: Only 40 Percent of Americans Wear Sunglasses to Safeguard Vision, 5/20/13
American Academy of Ophthalmology: How to choose the Best Sunglasses, 5/1/15
Skin Cancer Foundation: How Sunlight Damages the Eyes, 12/7/12
National Eye Institute: Facts About Age-Related Macular Degeneration, 9/15
The Vision Council: For Millions of Americans, Missing Sunglasses Mean Harmful Exposure to UV, 5/15/12
Great office! Great staff! Very understanding about your eye problems!
Conveniently located. Pleasant, helpful knowledgeable staff. Personable, professional and knowledgeable doctor. I look forward to getting my new glasses!. Diana was very helpful in selecting the perfect fit and style for my face. Thanks to all!
Stop by needed help with broken glasses and got taken care of right away!!
Dr. Madison is very thorough, very capable, and prescribed the best contact lens prescription for me ever...and I've been wearing contacts for 55 years! He has the latest technology too; no more dilating the pupils. I am extremely pleased.
Visiting from out of state and I had a contact emergency. They were so nice and helpful!