Celebrities around the world wear sunglasses to movie premieres, music
concerts, and other high-profile events, making them a major fashion accessory.
However, the function of sunglasses is just as important as their style.
In fact, sunglasses can prevent blinding and even deadly health conditions.
Research points to a strong connection between eye diseases and sun exposure.
Strong evidence exists between the UV exposure and the progression of
macular degeneration. Cataracts gradually cause vision to become cloudy
and when untreated, leads to blindness. Wearing proper UV-blocking sunglasses
drastically lowers the amount of harmful light that can cause cataracts
to reach the eyes. Like cataracts, melanomas can arise as the result of
too much sun, and not only the area around the eye but also inside the
eye is vulnerable to overexposure to sunlight. With consistent sunglasses
use, you can minimize your risk of skin cancer around the eye area.
Just like you wouldn’t go to the beach or lake without your sunscreen,
don’t forget to bring your shades!
Schaeffer Eye Center offers a wide selection of protective and fashionable
sunglasses for Birmingham area residents. To view our sunglasses, visit our office
today! You can also call us at (888) 987-2020 to learn more about our
glasses or to make an eye exam appointment.