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Posted on 06-05-2017

How to Protect Your Eyesight During The Summer

Sunglasses help to protect your eyes.

Summer is a time when people tend to spend more time outdoors enjoying the sun. But while many people in Elkton and Newark are taking the precaution of protecting their skin with sunblock, they may not realize their vision can also be at risk of damage. Without proper eyewear the eyes are exposed to the same harmful UV rays that cause sunburn which can damage the sensitive parts of the eyes and cause serious harm.

Keep an Eye on the Weather

UV can be such a serious risk during the summer that the EPA and the National Weather Service publish a daily UV index map that can help you learn the risk of harmful UV exposure in your local area. Make sure you stay informed about what conditions are going to be like, especially if you are going on a long drive or will be involved in any activity that keeps you outdoors for long periods of time.

Sunglasses Are More Than a Fashion Accessory

If you participate in a lot of outdoor activities your eye doctor may recommend the purchase of a pair of sunglasses or other form of protective eyewear as part of your vision check. These glasses do much more than tone down the glare of visual light, they can also help to block the harmful UV rays that can contribute to everything from the development of cataracts to the onset of macular degeneration.

Vision Checks are the Key to Safety

Regular vision checks are an essential part of protecting your eyesight and catching early warning signs of sun damage and other problems that may risk harming your vision. Our team of eye doctors and optometrists are trained to not only check your prescription but perform an in-depth medical analysis of your vision and eyes to ensure that you are not only seeing clearly but healthily too.

If you notice your eyes hurting after a day in the sun or any other abnormalities in your vision it is extremely important that you receive a full, medical vision test as soon as possible. Many conditions caused by sun damage are easily treatable if caught early and our team has the latest diagnostic and medical equipment available to make the process easier than ever.

If you have any questions about your vision or if you would like to schedule a Vision Test with our expert team contact us today on 302 993 0722.

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