March is coming to a close, and that means that we can start gearing up for summer! This means that many of us will be spending more time outdoors. As we prepare for the warmer months, you’re likely stocking up on sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. But what are you doing to protect your eyes? We’ve got some suggestions.
This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s important, nonetheless. Many people opt for stylish and/or cheaper sunglasses, but we urge you to consider investing in a nice pair that has 99-100% UV-A and UV-B protection. Anti-reflection lenses are good to consider, too, as the summer sun can glare off passing buildings, cars, and water. Finally, some anti-scratch lenses are good to have. These prevent your viewpoint from being obstructed – an important feature when driving!
Corrective Lenses with UV Protection
Technology has come so far since Ben Franklin invented the bifocals! Did you know that you can get glasses and contact lenses that have built in UV protection? Eye care professionals offer corrective lens technologies that provide differing levels of UV protection for your eyes. From transition lenses to contact lenses that block high percentages of UV rays, you have several options to choose from.
Not sure if you need these? Schedule an eye exam today!
When it comes to protecting your eyes, building your internal protection is just as important as finding the right outer protection (i.e., sunglasses or lenses). Along with UV light, the sun also produces high amounts of a harmful wavelength of visible light called blue light. Due to its high energy wavelength, blue light penetrates the eyes deeper than other visible lights and can damage the sensitive cells in the eyes over time. Your eyes have a natural blue light protection called macular pigment, but its strength is based on your diet.
Because the average American diet is scarce in the nutrients necessary to build macular pigment protection, many eye care professionals recommend supplementing those ingredients with a daily eye vitamin. EyePromise® vitamins are guaranteed to build your internal protection, acting like internal sunglasses and blocking the harmful light from reaching the sensitive cells in your eyes.
Start having safe summer fun by protecting your eyes – both inside and out! Get yourself a good pair of sunglasses and start an EyePromise vitamin regimen! Have our experts prescribe the right EyePromise vitamin for your eyes by taking our quiz!