UV Awareness Month!

Protect your Eyes from the Sun!

It is important to shield your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays because the radiation from the rays can damage the surface of the eye. The damage from the sun accumulates so that over time, your eyes can get worse. Unprotected exposure to the sun can increase the risk of certain types of cataracts and cancers of the eyelids. UV rays can also damage the retina, the light-sensitive back lining of the eye, which could lead to significant vision loss.

Here are some tips that can help you protect your eyes from overexposure and damage from UV radiation:

A/ Wear sunglasses any time your eyes are exposed to UV radiation, even on overcast, cloudy days.
B/ Wear a wide-brimmed hat, which can block up to half of the UV radiation.
C/ Look for quality sunglasses that actually shield your eyes from the sun's harmful rays, blocking out 99-100% percent of UV radiation.

For more information about UV radiation and the effect UV has on your eyes visit 

http://www.allaboutvision.com/sunglasses/spf.htm

We want to help protect your eyes and vision, so feel free to stop by if you have additional questions or set up an appointment to as the doctor directly.  Our Optical specialists are also ready to help you find Sunglasses to protect those eyes from the sun.  

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Hours of Operation

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 12:45 pm

1:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:45 pm 1:45 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed