Importance of Sunglasses Year Round

Importance of Sunglasses

When most of us think about putting on sunglasses, it's when the summer season comes. Then we tend to put them away until next year. However, it is important to keep in mind that the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are just as harmful at other times of the year as they are in winter. At Yardley Vision Care, we recommend that everyone wears sunglasses year-round to protect their eyes.

Sunglasses Are Good For UV Protection

The sun emits UV rays that can impact your vision in the short and long term. In the short term, too much exposure to UV rays can lead to a condition called photokeratitis, which means when the eyes get sunburned. This is usually temporary and heals within a couple of days. However, it can cause some serious discomfort, including pain, tearing, red eyes, and light sensitivity.

Long-term exposure to ultraviolet rays can make you more susceptible to eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. Wearing sunglasses helps to protect your eyes against these conditions by filtering out the harmful UV rays.

Protect Against Environmental Factors

There are exterior factors to think about during the year as the season changes. In spring, there is pollen in the air that can cause allergies. Wearing sunglasses can help to keep pollen out of your eyes and prevent allergy symptoms. During summer, the hot weather can cause glare on surfaces such as water or pavement. This can be dangerous when driving or participating in outdoor activities. In fall, leaves may blow around and get in your eyes. And in winter, the sun reflects off of snow, which can cause eye fatigue.

Call Our Optometrist In Yardley For An Appointment

If you live in Yardley, Langhorne, Newtown, or Pendell, PA, our optometrist would love to evaluate your vision and provide you with a prescription for sunglasses. Make it a point to protect your eye health year-round, and you can look forward to many years of clear vision. We also have stylish frames to select so you can look your best! Call Yardley Vision Care today at (215) 550-6273 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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