Even though the sun is 93 million miles away deep in outer space, it's harmful rays can cause damage your eyes. Without proper protection, ultraviolet radiation, a dangerous type of invisible light produced by the sun, can penetrate deep into the eye causing damage. This happens every day, and many people don't realize that long term exposure to ultraviolet radation contributes to a variety of eye disorders including cataracts, skin cancer around the eye, cornea damage, and perhaps most importantly, age-related macular degeneration (AMD). While avoiding sun damage all together is nearly impossible, you can take preventative measures to protect your eyes, and the best way to do that is with a pair of polarized sunglasses.
It's important to understand that not all sunglasses are created equal, and price is no guarantee of quality. Damage to the retina is typically irreversible. Normally, the eye protects itself from bright light by constricting the pupil and closing the eyelids. However, when sunglasses are worn, the pupil doesn’t constrict, and if the lenses are not UV protective, you can actually do more harm to your eyes.
Here at Buenau's Opticians, we offer a wide variety of sunglass options that offer 99 - 100% protection from harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. We have designer brands including Maui Jim & Costa Del Mar. Maui Jim features the patented PolarizedPlus®Z lens technology for brilliant color, so every detail is crisper & clearer without the glare as well as 100% protection from UV rays. We also feature a wide variety of options to meet your specific perscription needs.
So give us a call today and speak with one of our experienced opticians
about how best to protect your eyes.