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Importance of UV Protection Year Round

The Importance of UV Eye Protection Year Round

Applying sunscreen to protect the skin comes second nature to many individuals. However, considering the damage that those same UV rays can cause to the eyes is often overlooked. The eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. Your eyes can suffer permanent damage from excessive sun exposure including the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, and ocular cancers. At a minimum, dry eyes and sun-spotting of the lenses are likely to be experienced if you neglect to wear UV eye protection year-round. However, our eye doctor in Midland can help.

Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer,—Don’t Let UV Rays Be a Bummer!

Both prescription sunglasses and non-prescription sunglasses from our Midland optometrist can be an essential part of your daily eye care routine to help prevent ultraviolet rays from damaging the eyes all year long. Spring and summer’s intense rays shine brightly due to its overhead angle and disrupt vision. Essentially, the sun reflects off of pavement, water, and other reflective surfaces and can make warm-weather outdoor hobbies like swimming, boating, and athletics prime opportunities for ocular UV exposure.

Think the shade of winter protects from UV rays? Think again. Overcast skies don’t block UV light. In fact, they allow even more radiation to reach the eyes due to thinner cloud layers present in the atmosphere. Snow actually reflects up to 80 percent of sunlight (think of snow blindness), which can cause long-term eye damage without proper daily protection.

How Our Eye Doctor in Midland Can Help Prevent UV Eye Damage

There’s one simple way to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays for a lifetime—wearing UV sunglasses that provide 100% UVB and UVA protection every single day! There are numerous types of non-prescription sunglasses and prescription sunglasses available ranging from styles ideal for everyday wear to more rugged options designed for more athletic types. Lens options with our eye doctor in Midland include:

  • Polarized lenses reduce glare and increase clarity.
  • Brown lenses to create contrast and sharpness.
  • Grey lenses for athletes or outdoorsy types who desire glare reduction.
  • Green lenses for direct sun glare such as when driving.

Looking for Eye Care or Prescription or Non-Prescription Sunglasses in Midland, TX?

Contact the optometrist team at Urias Eyecare at 432-368-4102 for all of your eye care needs. We hope to hear from you soon to schedule an appointment so you can take a look at our incredible selection of budget and designer sunglasses with UV protection designed to protect your vision.

Contact us to request an appointment today.

New Patients receive 15% OFF Second Pair of Complete Glasses!

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  • Hands down the most nicest and caring doctor in the area! He spends time with his patients accomplishing his patients needs and goals.and answers all.questions accurately and effectiently. It is so refreshing to come into a facility where the nurses are happy.and love what they do and a doctor who is ALL ABOUT THE PATIENT!!! Thank you Urias Eyecare you have my business for life! Hugs to all!

    - The Harrison Family

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