Why wearing the UV sunglasses is critical to your eye health?


Summertime is here although we enjoy hanging out at the beach, sun tanning and enjoying the warm weather, it is critical that you keep yourself protected from  Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation.

Taking from someone who recently had eye surgery to treat my keratoconus disease, it is extremely important to keep any harm away from my eyes. Your vision is extremely important and is often taken for granted.

According to the article, Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation And Your Eyes from All About Vision from Dr. Gary Heiting, OD, “To protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation, sunglasses should block 100 percent of UV rays and also absorb most HEV rays… Wearing sunglasses protects these delicate tissues and the skin around your eyes from UV damage.”

Dr. Gary Heiting, OD also reference the importance of wear UV protected sunglasses especially during certain times of the day. Also, it is important to wear your sunglasses even in the shade and if you have dark color skin.

Dr. Gary Heiting, OD also put the focus on the time of day you should make sure that you wear your glasses, “Time of day. UV and HEV levels are greater when the sun is high in the sky, typically from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

“Remember to wear sunglasses even when you’re in the shade. Although shade reduces your UV and HEV exposure to some degree, your eyes still will be exposed to UV rays reflected from buildings, roadways, and other surfaces.” Dr. Gary Heiting put more emphasis on the importance of wearing sunglasses.

So we can see how important it is to get the correct 100% UV protection sunglasses to protect the tissue around your eye and get on the path of good eye health.


*I am not the doctor or give medical-related advice. Sharing some facts from the article All about Vision and through personal experience.

Reference and Notes:

Heiting, Gary, OD. “Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation And Your Eyes”05/2016


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