UV PROTECTION FOR THE EYES

EDUCATION CORNER
UV protection for the eyes.
We all know about skin cancer and the dangers of UV rays. We cover up, slather on the sunscreen and put on a hat. 
But what about the eyes? UV rays are present year-round and long term exposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration in later life. With macular degeneration being the leading cause of blindness in North America it is time to take action.
ACTION PLAN!
Simply put, when outdoors eye protection is a neccessity! Remember, it is the cumulative effect of UV exposure that results in cataracts and macular degeneration.
-Sunglasses are a year-round accessory during outdoor activity. 
-Prescription Eyewear. Make sure you request premium eyeglass coatings with UV protection when purchasing new lenses. They cost a little more than regular coatings but definitely worth the expense.
Transitions – Transitions Lenses give 100% protection from UV rays. The lenses are completely clear indoors and spontaneously adapt and darken outdoors to varying levels of light.

Put this ACTION PLAN in place and protect your eyes today.