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VIDEO: The Importance of UV Protective Sunglasses

UV Protective Sunglasses
Spring, Tomball, The Woodlands Texas

Ask our eye doctor to explain the need for sunglasses during your next eye exam.

Dr. Way’s reminder to wear sunglasses with UV protection to 400 nm (nanometers) or 99% while outdoors

Proper UV protection for your eyes is crucial – not only in the summer but all year round. UV Rays can even penetrate clouds. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection to 400 nm (nanometers) or 99% while outdoors, as recommended by Dr. Way, will help to protect your eyes.

Overexposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts, inflammation of the cornea, macular degeneration, as well as pingueculae and pterygia, which are unsightly growths are the eye surface, which can eventually blur your vision. UV ray exposure can also cause eye cancer.

Be careful, because many cheap sunglasses will reduce glare but will not protect you from UV Rays. Check with your optician to make sure your sunglasses give you the protection you need.