Sunday, April 5, 2015

UV & HEV Eye Protection

The threat posed by exposure to UV rays is well known to eye care professionals. We want to make sure our patients are well informed too! Even the US Environmental Protection Agency recommends we all wear sunglasses even when the UV index indicates you are at a low risk of exposure. UV radiation from exposure to these rays is cumulative. With this in mind it is especially important to protect a child with sunglasses as well. Their daily exposure tends to be even higher than adults because they spend a lot more time outside. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation 20% of our lifetime exposure to UV radiation is sustained during childhood. As patients, we would like for you to think of protecting your eyes and the delicate skin around your eyes from these harmful rays, when you go to put sunscreen on always remember that includes your sunglasses!

At D’Ambrosio Eye Care we offer sunglass frames from various designers as well as frames for your sporting needs. Our #1 selling non-glare for your everyday clear lenses is Crizal Avance UV™ having an E-SPF of 25 and our #1 selling non-glare for your sunglasses is Crizal Sunshield UV™ having an E-SPF of 50. Both are available with EyeMed benefits!

If you or someone you know is concerned about UV & HECV and want to be sure they are getting the best type of protective eyewear, schedule an eye examination at D’Ambrosio Eye Care by calling us at 800-325-3937, visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care or so that we can help recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care provides eye care for patients throughout greater Boston, central and western Massachusetts with office locations at 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, 100 Powder Mill Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720, 413 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331 and 74 Main Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440.