If you rarely wear sunglasses or only wear them in summer, you may not realize the importance of eye protection all year round. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from several potential dangers, including the damage caused by sunlight. If you are looking for prescription or non-prescription sunglasses and live in or around Park Ridge, contact our team at Eye Specialists of Illinois to schedule an appointment.
The sun creates UV rays that affect your eyes. This form of radiation can be highly harmful to your eyes and your vision. UV rays can spur the development of cataracts. If you already have cataracts, UV rays can make them grow faster. UV rays can even cause your eyes to become sunburned. It is best to protect your eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses when the sun is out. Choose sunglasses that offer total protection from UV rays.
Other things that sunglasses protect your eyes from include wind and debris. You may find the wind to be a nuisance when you are outdoors, but it can be much more than that. The wind can dry out your eyes, causing your eyes' tear film to evaporate quickly. This can cause you to suffer from dry eye and have eyes that are irritated and painful. The wind can also carry debris, and that can easily reach your eyes if you aren't wearing sunglasses.
Contact our eye doctors at Eye Specialists of Illinois for ophthalmology and eye care services in Park Ridge. We will help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses to keep your eyes protected. Call our team today at (847) 823-2127 to schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors.