Sunscreen for your eyes

Dr. Jeff Hill

Its a known fact that exposure to UV light from the sun can cause skin cancer.  But did you know that this same UV light can hasten the formation of cataracts as well as macular degeneration?  As with skin cancer, the effect of UV exposure on the eyes is cumulative.  For this reason, it is imperative to protect yourself as often as you can while in the sun.  

Advances in lens technology has given us several options for excellent protection from UV light.  Even some contact lenses filter UV light making it an optimal choice.  For the spectacle wearer, Transitions adaptive lenses may be the preferred mode of correction.  Transitions lenses change tint once exposed to UV light, or in some cases ambient sunlight.  Current day Transitions change much quicker and become darker than their predecessor.  Transitions Vantage, the newest in the Transitions family is a variable polarization…

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