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Health Benefits Of Sunglasses

Swollen, blood shot and tired eyes happen and a reason for this is the sun. Eye fatigue can happen when they are exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time. The short term effects are temporary, the long term effects can be permanent but both of them are easily preventable by wearing sunglasses.

Sunglasses are a tool for you to protect your important eyes from stressful UV rays from the sun, which can improve long term eye health. Just as important, the immediate benefits can be: improved spotting of the golf ball while in flight, preventing eye sun burn while skiing, mountain bikers will be better protected on the trails and the delicate skin around the eyes will be protected, which can cut down on wrinkles.

Sunglasses are also important for daily use when driving as well. They not only protect your vision but help keep you safe when the sun is in your eyes while on the road. They do this by reducing the glare of the sun, keep you from squinting to see and allowing you to keep your eyes focused on the most important thing, the road.

Long-term exposure to UV radiation can be more serious then we thinking. According to the American Optometric Association, “Scientific studies and research have shown that exposure to small amounts of UV radiation over a period of many years increases the chance of developing a cataract and may cause damage to the retina, a nerve-rich lining of the eye that is used for seeing.”

The Auburn Family Optometry practice is located in Northern California which means we see an average of 260 days of sun. That is a lot of potential sun exposure.

The Auburn Family Optometry studio has dedicated personnel to help you pick out the perfect pair of sunglasses that will protect your eyes. With a wide selection of frame styles;, prescription and polarized lenses, you will be able to find the pair the fits best for your purpose or fashion style/

We want to help keep your vision safe for a long time, if you don’t wear sunglasses or need an update call Auburn Family Optometry at 530-888-0670 to schedule an appointment, or you can click here.

 

Sources

1. http://www.currentresults.com/Weather/California/annual-days-of-sunshine.php