Ask yourself what happens when we forget to use our sunscreen. We get sunburned! The sun is very harmful to your eyes, so what can we do to prevent damage to your vision? Wear protective eyewear anytime your eyes are exposed to ultraviolet light, even on cloudy days. Look for quality sunglasses with good coverage such as ultraviolet protection, so that blocks out 75 to 90 percent of visible light. You need to make sure your sunglasses are perfectly matched in color. And don't forget protection for children, because they typically spend more time in the sun than adults.
In today"s society we are all using hand held devices that have a blue light in them. Blue light has a very short wave length, and so produces a higher amount of energy. Studies suggest that over time, exposure to the blue end of the light spectrum could cause serious long-term damage to your eyes. It also can reach deeper in the eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina. Further more, in certain wavelengths, blue light is implicated in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The blue light can cause headaches, fatigue, eyestrain and blurred vision. Let Columbus Eye Associates help you start protecting your eyes today. Come in and learn more about Blue Blocker lenses, Transitions Lenses , and Recharge anti reflective coating.