Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
UV Coatings are easily applied, but can save you from eye conditions that are not easily escaped. 1 out of 10 skin cancers occur on the eyelid. Damage to your retina and cornea along with serious conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts and sunburns of the eye can all be prevented with the proper tools. You can get ahead of these dangers by ensuring that you are doing all in your power to safeguard your eyes from the dangers of UV rays. Sunscreen is always advised, but you can also help shield yourself by choosing lenses that have UV coatings for added protection. Adding UV coatings to your glasses is simple, but have have far-reaching effects.
What Are UV Coatings?
Another beneficial lens treatment is an invisible dye that blocks ultraviolet (UV) light. Just as sunscreen keeps the sun’s UV rays from harming your skin, UV-protective treatments for eyeglass lenses block those same rays from damaging your eyes. Overexposure to ultraviolet light is thought to be a cause of cataracts, retinal damage and other eye problems. Regular plastic eyeglass lenses block most UV light, but adding a UV-blocking dye boosts UV protection to 100 percent for added safety. (Other eyeglass lens materials, including polycarbonate and most high-index plastics, have 100 percent UV protection built-in, so an extra lens treatment is not required for these lenses.) Photochromic lenses also block 100 percent of the sun’s UV rays without the need for an added UV lens treatment.
Call for a Consultation
Safeguarding your short-term and long-term eye health and functioning is a product of good eye care and good eye tools. Protecting your vision from the dangers of UV rays is something we take seriously at Optical Masters. Learn how we can help you in your fight for optimum eye health now and into the future. Visiting one of our Denver locations is your first step. Our experienced and friendly staff can help you choose your eyeglasses and teach how you can achieve optimum vision and optimum comfort with our products. Located at two convenient Denver locations–King Soopers Shopping Center off of South Monaco Parkway in Denver and at the Brentwood Shopping Center on Federal Boulevard–Optical Masters can offer you top-rate eye care services and help you with your eye health goals.