The Importance of Summer Safety for Your Eyes10:19 PM
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|My little guy -- protecting his eyes!|
As I get my kids prepared for days outside, I encourage them to wear the appropriate eye wear, as well. In fact, researchers estimate that a significant amount of lifetime exposure to UV rays may occur by age 18 and that children’s annual dose of radiation may be up to three times that of adults. That's many years ahead of them to be protected! Since it's easy to let the little things slide, I insist on a sun-hat, sunscreen, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
But what about for me -- the contact lens wearer? As it turns out, there are UV-blocking contact lenses on the market. Here are some more details:
Many contact lenses don’t offer UV protection and, in fact, most do not. Ask your eye care professional about lenses with UV blocking for an added layer of protection. ACUVUE® OASYS® Brand Contact Lenses, or for those who prefer a daily disposable contact lens, 1-DAY ACUVUE® TruEye® Contact Lenses, offer the highest level of UV-blocking available in a contact lens.*Eye health is something that is rarely thought about, but it is so important for your entire lifetime. For women, there are specific eye concerns that you may not have heard of or need more information on. The HealthyWomen.org Eye Health Center provides some insight into these issues, and gives you a starting place to learn more before you bring concerns to your eye doctor.
Some issues you may be interested in learning about include:
- Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun
- Contact Lenses: Tips for Proper Wear & Care
- The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know