Sun & UV Eye Protection for LASIK & Cataract Surgery Patients

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sun & UV Eye Protection for LASIK & Cataract Surgery Patients

Many of our patients at D’Ambrosio Eye Care have had LASIK or cataract surgery, and because they no longer wear glasses, often forget to wear proper UV protecting eyewear or sunglasses. For patients who have had eye surgery such as LASIK or cataract surgery, it is important to remember to wear UV protecting eyewear and sunglasses as you enjoy more outdoor time in the nicer spring and summer weather. This is the time of year many patients make the transition to outdoor activities and are going to be exposed to a good amount of UV from the sun. This is especially true for patients near the seacoast or water, as they tend to underestimate their risk of sun and UV damage to their eyes. For anyone, but certainly patients who have had any type of eye surgery we want avoid the risk of “sun burnt eyes” or photokeratitis, which is also called ultraviolet keratitis. This is not only uncomfortable-it can be threatening to vision.

Sunglasses for UV eye protection should be considered more than simply a fashion accessory. Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about UV eye protection, sunglasses and eye surgery please contact 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.