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We use sunscreen to protect our skin, but often forget about protecting our eyes from Ultraviolet Radiation. UV radiation from the sun can damage not only the skin of your eyelids, but also the clear outer parts of the eye-the cornea and conjunctiva. Exposure to UV also contributes to certain types of cataracts.
You need to look for sunglasses that block 99% of UVB rays, and at least 95% UVA rays. Select a sunglass that sits closer to your face and hugs your face. This will provide maximum protection from damage that can occur from all angles. Even if you are wearing a hat, you are at risk of ultraviolet radiation that is reflected from buildings, roadways, water and other surfaces. A dark lens does not mean the lenses have Ultraviolet protection-look on the label.
Flying soccer balls and close physical contact make soccer a moderate risk sport for eye injuries. Goggles not only provide protection from injury, but can also be fit with your prescription in them. Look for the following when selecting the right type of goggles:
Whether you’re behind a wheel, swinging a golf club or riding a bike, glare can interfere with your vision and cause eyestrain. Selecting the right sunglasses begins with proper ultraviolet protection. The next step is finding the right frame and the right lens choice.
Tinted lens- Available in a broad number of colors and varying degrees of colors. The most common colors you will see in sunglasses are:
Stop in any of our offices to learn about all your sunglass protection options. We offer a large selection of prescription and non prescription eyewear. We have 20 locations in the Greater Houston Area and throughout Texas to serve you.