We love living in the sunshine state but with it comes chart topping levels of UV rays that can cause lifelong health issues. Since July is UV Awareness Month, we’re sharing the necessary steps to keep your eyes in pristine condition and how to put your eye health first.
Get Your Annual Eye Exams
The recommended frequency to have your eyes examined is once a year. A yearly eye exam allows your eye doctor to catch any vision changes or health conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on our eyes leading to better treatment options. Staying on top of your regular eye exams are key to sustaining good vision and even boosting your mental health.
Always Wear Sunglasses
Wearing sunglasses is extremely important in protecting your eyes from harsh and damaging UV rays, especially in the summer months when the UV rays are the strongest. Sunglasses are necessary if the UV index is two or higher and it’s not uncommon for us to hit an 11 or more. Not only do sunglasses serve as a fashion accessory, but they give you peace of mind in keeping your eyes protected from the intense sunlight.
Protecting your eyes by wearing radiation blue light lenses to block out harmful is essential in preventing eye strain. LEDs from screens emit blue light, mimicking the amount of blue light received from the sun. Overexposure of this blue light can lead to long-term vision loss, retina damage, migraines, blurry vision, eye strain, and even insomnia. Opting for an advanced lens technology such as BluTech Lenses filters blue light through a unique maximum protection.