When the sun shines, you automatically reach for the shorts, sun cream and sunglasses. But did you know that your eyes should be protected from damage all year round – not just during the summer months?
The reality is that while there are some health benefits to sun exposure, including increased production of serotonin (the feel-good hormone) vitamin D, too much sunlight can have harmful effects on your skin and eyes. UV rays can cause both short-term and long-term problems.
In the short term, your eyes can suffer from a form of sunburn known as photokeratitis. This is a temporary condition that can be very painful while it lasts, causing redness and a gritty sensation in the eyes. In the longer term, however, increased exposure to UV light significantly increases your risk of developing conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.
Here at 2020 Vision, we offer a great range of sunglasses from top brands like Calvin Klein, Nautica and Lacoste. All of these familiar names have been chosen for their excellent quality and durability, as well as their classic and fashionable appearances, so you can be certain you’re looking great whilst keeping your eyes protected.
For more information about the range of sunglasses we have in practice, or to book an appointment with us, please call us at our Park Gate practice on 01489 573300 or our Gosport practice on 02392 584198.