Protecting Your Eyes with Sunglasses
posted: Jul 25, 2019.
Many people wear sunglasses during the summer because they are stylish. Sunglasses also keep the summer sun out of your eyes while you are driving and spending time outdoors. Wearing sunglasses during the winter is just as important during the summer. There are a few reasons why you should wear sunglasses every time you are outdoors. At Argus Optical Co., we carry a large selection of sunglass frames, making it easy to find the perfect frame to fit your face.
Prevent Early Onset Of Cataracts
Cataracts is a condition where the lens of your eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see. As the condition progresses, you will need surgery to have your natural lens removed and replaced with an artificial lens. One of the risk factors of cataracts is frequent exposure to the sun. When you wear sunglasses, you can prevent the early onset of cataracts.
Decrease Risk Of Eye Growths
The sun's harmful UV rays can cause growths on your eyes such as pinguecula, which are white growths on the eye. Pterygiums are white fleshy growths that extend from the white of the eye to the colored part. These conditions can be prevented by wearing sunglasses.
Prevent Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a very serious disease of the eye where the macula becomes damaged, resulting in the permanent loss of your central vision. There are treatment options available to slow the progression of the disease, but there is no cure. Frequent exposure to the sun is a significant risk factor for macular degeneration. If you wear sunglasses whenever you go outdoors, you can decrease your risk of permanent blindness.
Prevent Skin Cancer
Your eyelids and the skin around your eyes are very sensitive, and especially prone to skin cancer. Sunglasses will not only help prevent cancer, but they will also prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you need a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes, our optometrist at Argus Optical Co. can help. We treat patients in Hamilton, Bermuda, and the surrounding areas. We also offer eye exams if you need a pair of prescription sunglasses. To schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, give us a call today.