Monday, July 6, 2009

Protect your eyes from the sun

In a column carried by the Canwest News Service (7/6), optometrist Todd Wilbee, OD, explains "the need for effective protective eyewear from the sun." Dr. Wilbee observes, "All well-made sunglasses on the market have 100 percent UV protection. The benefits of UV protection are well known, including the reduction of skin cancer to the eyelids, the chance of benign growths on the white of the eye, cataract growth, and macular degeneration progression." For people who already wear eyeglasses, "transitions lenses are very popular," and come in "single vision, lined bifocal, or progressive lenses." The lenses "will adjust" their "tint based on the amount of UV light present" and "offer 100 percent UV protection." Polarized sunglasses provide "exceptional glare reduction in bright outdoor lighting." Because "there is a lot to consider when selecting the best type of sunglasses," Dr. Wilbee advises readers to "talk to" their "local optometrist or optician to find the best sunglasses."

Clear View Eye Care carries a selection of sunwear to help protect your eyes from the sun. The selection includes non-prescription for those who wear contacts and sunglasses that are Rx-able. Your second pair is 1/2 off to help with the cost of an additional pair of glasses.

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