Sure, sunglasses may be the ultimate accessory to pull off a summer outfit or to may make you look confident. But donning a pair of shades is important for reasons that go far beyond being stylish or making you look cool. Sunglasses can help keep your eyes, and the skin surrounding them, healthy.

Here are some reasons you’ll want to grab those shades before you head out the door:

As a board-certified Ophthalmologist and a sub-specialist in vitro-retinal surgery, I actively promote the use of quality sunglasses. It’s important that sunglasses not only have strong UV light protection against UV-A and UV-B rays, but are also polarized.

Further, sunlight plays an important role to one of the leading causes of hereditary retinal disorders, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A pair of quality sunglasses can actually reduce the risk progression of AMD. Sunglasses also play an critical role in reducing progression of cataracts.

Dr. Mehdi Khan

Retina Consultants of WNY

1

Protect Eyes from UV Rays

One of the most important benefits of wearing sunglasses is that they protect your eyes and the delicate skin surrounding them from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. UV exposure can lead to cataracts and worsen symptoms of glaucoma. Additionally, nearly 10% of skin cancers are found near the eyes. Choose glasses that fully cover your eyes and make sure they have 100% UVA and UVB protection.

2

Protect Eyes from Glare

Not only do sunglasses help you see better when it’s bright outside, but by cutting down on the glare, they also lessen the amount you have to squint. Squinting can lead to headaches, eye strain and fatigue, as well as the development of fine lines in the skin around your eyes over time. It’s also harder to see clearly when you squint, which can lead to accidents, especially when driving. Polarized sunglasses provide maximum glare protection.

3

Protect Eyes from Wind

When your eyes are exposed to wind, it can cause irritation and may lead to dry-eye syndrome. If you’re prone to dry eyes or are irritated by windy, dry and dusty environments, select a pair of wraparound sunglasses for maximum wind protection.

4

Protect Eyes from Debris

If you’re participating in a sport or other activity that can be potentially damaging to your eyes, it’s recommended you wear activity-appropriate safety glasses or goggles. On an everyday basis, wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from debris flying through the air, such as dust and sand, or potential dangers, such as a low-hanging tree branch on the sidewalk. These can scratch eyes or cause irritation.

To Find An Ophthalmologist Near You
Call (716) 706-2112

Sure, sunglasses may be the ultimate accessory to pull off a summer outfit or to may make you look confident. But donning a pair of shades is important for reasons that go far beyond being stylish or making you look cool. Sunglasses can help keep your eyes, and the skin surrounding them, healthy.

Here are some reasons you’ll want to grab those shades before you head out the door:

As a board-certified Ophthalmologist and a sub-specialist in vitro-retinal surgery, I actively promote the use of quality sunglasses. It’s important that sunglasses not only have strong UV light protection against UV-A and UV-B rays, but are also polarized.

Further, sunlight plays an important role to one of the leading causes of hereditary retinal disorders, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A pair of quality sunglasses can actually reduce the risk progression of AMD. Sunglasses also play an critical role in reducing progression of cataracts.

Dr. Mehdi Khan

Retina Consultants of WNY

1

Protect Eyes from UV Rays

One of the most important benefits of wearing sunglasses is that they protect your eyes and the delicate skin surrounding them from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. UV exposure can lead to cataracts and worsen symptoms of glaucoma. Additionally, nearly 10% of skin cancers are found near the eyes. Choose glasses that fully cover your eyes and make sure they have 100% UVA and UVB protection.

2

Protect Eyes from Glare

Not only do sunglasses help you see better when it’s bright outside, but by cutting down on the glare, they also lessen the amount you have to squint. Squinting can lead to headaches, eye strain and fatigue, as well as the development of fine lines in the skin around your eyes over time. It’s also harder to see clearly when you squint, which can lead to accidents, especially when driving. Polarized sunglasses provide maximum glare protection.

3

Protect Eyes from Wind

When your eyes are exposed to wind, it can cause irritation and may lead to dry-eye syndrome. If you’re prone to dry eyes or are irritated by windy, dry and dusty environments, select a pair of wraparound sunglasses for maximum wind protection.

4

Protect Eyes from Debris

If you’re participating in a sport or other activity that can be potentially damaging to your eyes, it’s recommended you wear activity-appropriate safety glasses or goggles. On an everyday basis, wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from debris flying through the air, such as dust and sand, or potential dangers, such as a low-hanging tree branch on the sidewalk. These can scratch eyes or cause irritation.

To Find An Ophthalmologist Near You Call (716) 706-2112

To Find An Ophthalmologist Near You Call
(716) 706-2112