Made in The Shade
Posted Saturday, November 10, 2012 by Troy Humphreys
Made in the Shade (Exerpt from Oprah Magazine)
"Looking cool is just one of the many excellent reasons to wear sunglasses.
1. Skin Cancer
Up to 10% of all skin cancers are found on the eyelid!
The World Health Organization reports that, worldwide, approximately 900,000 people are blind because of cataracts--cloudiness in the lens of the eye--triggered by UV exposure.
3. Macular Degeneration
Over time UV light may play a role in damaging the macula lutea (an area of the eye with millions of light sensing cells, which allow us to see fine details clearly) potentially leading to blurriness and vision loss.
This abdormal growth of tissue--also called surfer's eye--may progress slowly from either corner across the white part of the eye, possibly leading to inflammation or disturbance of vision.
Essentially a sunburn of the eye, it's temporary (healing within 48 hours) but can be painful, causing blurred vision, light sensitivity, and the sensation of having sand in your eye."
At Family Eyecare Associates, remember as a contact lens wearer, you receive big savings off of our quality sunglass collection! Also, for those eyeglass wearers, second pairs are offered at substantial savings as well! Be good to your eyes and protect them from the effects of UV damage!!
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