Are you ready for National Sunglass Day? The Vision Council is working to educate consumers on the importance of wearing UV-protective eyewear. Next time you’re in the market for a new pair of shades, make UV-protection a priority and always purchase eyewear from a reputable source – like the Optical Boutique at Illinois Eye Center!
Featured this month: Dr.Edward Hu, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgery
“Your eyes, much like your skin, are very sensitive to Ultraviolet Radiation (UV). The same sunglasses that protect your eyes from the glaring summer sun can also protect them from cataracts, vision loss and cancer. The trick is that not all sunglasses are created equal.
We all know of how important it is to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays by wearing sunscreen and limiting our hours of sun exposure, but we often overlook taking the extra precaution to protect another equally as important organ – our eyes. Prevent Blindness, the oldest eye health and safety organization in the United States, has declared May Ultraviolet Awareness Month to educate the public on the risks associated with UV exposure and how we can prevent damage and protect our eyesight for the future.
You wear a hat to protect your face, and lather on sunscreen to protect your skin; but did you know that your eyes are sensitive to Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) as well?