Understanding How UV Rays Cause Eye Damage

When summer rolls around, many people look forward to having fun in the sun. However, while most individuals go out prepared with sunblock and hats in order to avoid getting burned, many people forget that they need to protect their eyes as well.

In this video, the importance of wearing sunglasses is discussed. This clip explores how the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause eye disease, why regular eye appointments are beneficial, and why even children should wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. Excessive sun exposure can greatly increase a patient’s risk for developing cataracts, which makes wearing sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays so important.

Protecting your eyes from the sun is only one of the ways in which you can maintain a lifetime of good vision. Stop by Boston Laser’s website or contact us at (617) 566-0062 to schedule an appointment with a Boston ophthalmologist.