People wear sunglasses—without or with a prescription—for a variety of reasons. “Shades” connote social coolness, dampen sun glare, and suggest power, prestige and mystique. But sunglasses’ most significant function is to protect eyes from the sun’s extremely harmful UV rays. Repeated exposure to UV radiation without sunglasses that include 100 percent UVA and UVB protection can result in permanent eye damage.
At the office of Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen, one of our ophthalmologists will examine your eyes and provide you with excellent treatment—the kind of exceptional attention for which all of them are known. We love building strong and longtime relationships with our patients, and we look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can give you eye care that will help keep them healthy throughout your life.
Here are some eye diseases connected to constant UV exposure.
The best treatment is, of course, prevention. You should wear sunglasses with UV protection even when it’s cloudy outside; UV rays can still injure eyes when the sun’s not out.
At the office of Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen, our main concern is the health of your eyes. You can feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the very best in vision care. Be confident that everything in our office is clean, comfortable and thoroughly sterilized. Please call or visit us to schedule an appointment.
By Dr. Sheldon J. Cowen
March 29, 2021