It is important to make sure we all soak up the vitamin D when the sun is shining, but just as UV can be harmful to our skin, excessive UV exposure can also cause damage to your eyes which is why it is important to have a good pair of sunglasses that has both UV-A and UV-B protection.
Sunglasses can be plano (having no prescription), prescription sunglasses, or transition lenses (lenses that are clear inside but transition in the sun.) The staff at Blaine Eye Clinic can help you figure out what type of sunglasses are the best option for you.
Freckles, macular degeneration, and calluses on the front surface of the eye called pinguecula are just a few of the issues that can arise with excessive UV exposure. To prevent these findings or protect from further damage if these diagnoses arise, our optometrist recommended sunglasses whenever possible.