Everyone, including children, needs to have a good pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses provide much needed protection to the eyes. Graves Gilbert eye doctors want to caution you that too much exposure to UV light raises the risks of eye diseases- including cataract, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), growths on the eye, and cancer.
Studies show that you are twice as likely to get AMD if you have spent a lot of time in the sun in your early years. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older people.
Growths on the eye, such as pterygium, show up especially in anyone who spends long hours in the mid-day sun or in UV-intense conditions.
Taking protective measures- wearing a hat or sunglasses- can dramatically reduce some of those additional sun-related risks.
Come visit our optical shop, Clinic Optical, and check out some stylish choices that also provide great UV protection! Stacy Suoy, manager of Clinic Optical, is happy to help find the best pair of sunglasses for you!