Are you looking for an eye doctor in Shreveport or Bossier City? Our optometrist, Dr. Sam Silverblatt is well-versed in helping individuals reduce the UV exposure to their eyes.
Reasons to Use Ultraviolet Blocking Lenses
Using ultraviolet blocking lenses can help lower your risk for developing certain eye diseases. This is because UV radiation is harmful to the eyes, especially over the course of our lives. Two of the most common eye diseases that have been linked to UV radiation exposure are cataracts and AMD. However, if you spend a lot of time out in the sun without proper eye protection, you could also develop pinguecula, which are non-cancerous raised yellow areas on the white part of your eyes, and pterygium, which is also called surfers eye. Like pinguecula, pterygium also causes a raised area on the white part of the eye, but it is usually much larger and can lead to other eye problems, like itching and burning sensations or the development of astigmatism.
Limit the UV Exposure to Your Eyes
Limiting the amount of UV light that enters your eyes requires being vigilant. We recommend wearing sunglasses that have protective UV coatings as well as hats. You can also order your prescription glasses with ultraviolet blocking lenses.
If you prefer to wear contacts during the day, Acuvue offers UV-blocking technology in each of their contact lens lines, including their astigmatism contact lenses and daily disposable lenses.
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