There are three types of UV rays. UV-C is absorbed by the ozone layer, which does not poses a threat. But, UV-A and UV-B radiation can be harmful to your eyes and cause short and long term effects on your eyes. These rays can affect you not only during sunny days but also on overcast days. One short term effect that can occur from large amounts of UV rays during a short stint is called photokeratitis. The best way to describe this “sunburn of the eye” is a gritty feeling in your eyes. They become sensitive to light and also will produce a lot of tears. Usually these symptoms only last for a few hours, if they persist, make sure to schedule an Eye Exam Indianapolis with Dr. Amy Walden & Associates.
Outdoor Eye Protection Tips
It is very beneficial to protect your eyes when you are outdoors. Whether you are watching a sporting event, playing a sport, laying by the pool, driving, or working in the yard. Your eyes are exposed the entire time you are outside. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm is when UV rays are most dangerous. It is best to protect your eyes with a hat and pair of sunglasses.
You Might Be More Exposed to UV Rays If You…
- Work in Construction or any outdoor fieldwork
- Play in outdoor sports
- Take prescription medications that have sensitivity to the sun
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal dystrophy
- Have had cataract surgery
- Spend a lot of time at the beach or mountains
Schedule an Eye Exam Indianapolis to find prescription sunglasses perfect for you
If you are interested in prescription sunglasses, there are many options for people who experience vision problems. They are available for most types of lens prescriptions, including bifocal and progressive lens options. If you are presbyopic, there are sunglass lenses for you as well. Presbyopic usually occurs in people over the age of 40, they begin to experience blurred near vision. This disrupts reading, drawing, sewing, working on the computer and any items that you need to view things up close.
If you wear contact lenses, you may choose to wear your prescription sunglasses as opposed to your lens if you know you will be outdoors for a long period of time. This can be convenient if you are going on a vacation that has a beach or will be on or near the water for long periods of time. This can detour the sun and prevent itchy and watery eyes. There are even prescription swimming goggles. This is an excellent option for avid swimmers.
Whatever your requirement, there is a pair of prescription sunglasses that are sure to fit your individual and vision needs. Another bonus is that prescription sunglasses come in a variety of styles and even high-end designer sunglasses. And don’t forget about your kids! They also need to protect their eyes. Since they play outdoors a lot, whether it is a recess, sporting events or playing outside, their delicate eyes need protection also.
Other Tips When Shopping for Perscription Sunglasses:
- The lenses should block out 100 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays
- If you work outdoors or are outdoors for long periods of time, it is best to purchase prescription polarized sunglasses.
Contact Dr. Amy Walden & Associates to schedule your Eye Exam Indianapolis Today!
For relief and protection from the sun, prescription sunglasses are what you need. Make sure your prescription is up to date by scheduling anContact Us Eye Exam Indianapolis with Dr. Amy Walden & Associates today. We have lots of different frames and styles to choose from when it comes to every day or sunny eyeglass wear.