How Important Is Wearing Sunglasses?
Dr. Parker
Dr. Parker

Sunglasses are very important for protecting your eyes from harmful sunrays. Although sunglasses are not just a fashion accessory, they should provide protection to your eyes to prevent common eye conditions such as dry eye syndrome and cataracts.

Sunglasses are not just for adults, kids are also advised to wear sunglasses because they tend to be outdoors in direct sunlight as much, or more, than adults.

As summer approaches, more outdoor activities will mean that you not only protect your skin from the damaging rays of UV, but also protect your eyes.

Sunglasses are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. And virtually any frame can be transformed into sunglasses by adding prescription or non-prescription sun lenses.

The lenses you choose for your sunglasses must have 100% UV protection. Transition lenses (the lens that changes to sunglasses when going outdoors) automatically include UV protection. Polarized lenses are an excellent choice for enhancing the clarity of vision, yet providing maximum UV protection.

The treatment of dry eyes syndrome can be challenging to control if related to over-exposure to sunrays. And, the only treatment for cataracts is surgery once the cataract has matured to a certain extent.

So the most important reason for wearing sunglasses is to prevent having to deal with either of these medical conditions.

Visit our eyewear boutique. We have a nice variety of sunglasses that meets the requirements for your eye health protection. And, any prescription lenses can be turned into sunglasses that you can see well with.

321 W. Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah (near Hunter Golf Course).

For appointments, call (912) 927-0707 and visit us at www.envisionsavannah.com

2 thoughts on “EYECARE FOR YOU”

  1. I woke up with a vivid spot in my eye 4 days ago, and a smaller, much dimmer image of it is still present. When I say vivid spot, it’s like the after-effect of a camera flash, and then it fades out slowly. I have had this manifestation before, but it usually fades away anywhere from minutes to a few hours. I all the time chalked it up to ocular migraines, as the healer said my eyes are perfectly healthy. Well, this spot hasn’t gone away and it’s making me nervous. I went to the doctor yesterday, which was two days after it appeared, and again, perfectly healthy eyes was my diagnosis. He said that it was probably an ocular migraine and should fade within a day or two. But, it hasn’t and now it seems to be permanently there, in the left corner of my vision of my left eye. It’s almost like it “burned” itself there and it is now a sivler spot when I blink, or when I go from a dark to light room, or look at the sky/bright walls/computer screen. It can also change color depending on what I look at-anywhere from green to pinkish/purple to blue. It stays in the same place and doesn’t bounce/move like my other floaters. I thought it might be related to my sinus/ear infection (pressure), but I’ve been on antibiotics for 6 days now and I’m not sure if there’s still pressure. I can’t stop thinking about it, and as soon as I think it’s gone, it’s there again, like hide-and-go-seek, except I don’t want to play anymore. I will continue to pray for healing, but does anyone have a suggestion as to what it could be?

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