The summer heat and bright sun is what makes summer both enjoyable and challenging in Texas. While many of us take advantage of swimming or outdoor activities like sports and walks, our eyes require added protection to avoid UV ray damage.
Proper UV protection can extend the life of your vision. Research has consistently shown that UV radiation increases the likelihood of eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. Many patients in Copperas Cove meet with Dr. Young to treat their dry eyes. Symptoms like burning eyes, itching, redness, and eye pain often are due to dry eye disease. Unfortunately, without polarized sunglasses, UV rays also add to these dry eye symptoms.
Although cheaper sunglasses offer some UV protection, polarized lenses reduce glare, often enhance your view and color contrast (like Oakleys), and directly block out sunlight. Dry eye disease may be a result from blocked tear glands or side effects from medication, yet polarized sunglasses can be a helpful addition to cope with your dry eyes and keep your vision at its best.
If you’re looking for an amazing pair of polarized sunglasses in Copperas Cove, drop by our optical to browse the designer brands of sunwear. We can order polarized sunglasses in your prescription, too.