Important Tips to Keep Your Eyes Protected
Here are some important tips to keep your eyes safe this Memorial Day weekend.
Wearing sunglasses is probably the best thing you can do to protect your eyes. Its the equivalent of wearing sunscreen for your skin. Your eyes are very sensitive to sunlight, which can damage your retina and cause long term effects on your vision. Even on cloudy days, its recommended that you wear sunglasses if you will be exposed to the sun for long periods of time. The suns rays easily penetrate cloud cover and can damage your vision without it being apparent.
Check Your Sunglasses’ UV Protection
Sunglasses look great, but if they do not have the proper UV protection, your eyes can be at serious risk. Check whether your sunglasses have a UV coating. If you purchased your sunglasses at a department store, they may not have UV Protection. Its also important to know that UV coatings are different than having just polarized lenses. UV coating will protect your eyes from the sun, polarized lenses alone will not. It important to know whether your sunglasses have the proper UV coating.