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How to Best Protect Your Eyes

Mitchell Eye Center is your expert Boca Raton eye doctor, offering a variety of ophthalmology services for your vision needs. Dr. Alan L. Mitchell and all of our staff are committed to providing you expert, compassionate care. That’s why we want our patients to understand how to best protect your eyes every day, and learn about the benefits of sunglasses!

The Dangers of Ultraviolet (UV) Light

Our eyes are exposed to various kinds of light every day—sunlight, indoor light, light from electronic devices—all of these affect your eyes in one way or another. Sunlight emits both visible light and invisible ultraviolet (UV) or blue light, and this causes eye strain and may lead to eye problems over time. Most people know about the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) rays—overexposure that can lead to UV radiation, causing sunburns, skin cancer, or even sunburned eyes (photokeratitis)—since UV light has the highest energy. One of the easiest things you can do to keep your eyes healthy is to wear lenses that protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light—that’s why sunglasses are so helpful!

Benefits of Sunglasses

Sunglasses provide some protection to the tissues of the eye, and offer protection from impact of environmental factors such as rain, snow, blowing sand or dust. Protective eyewear is especially important for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and those who enjoy outdoor activities. As mentioned, outdoor light is a concern for eye health. Sunglasses reduce glare, improve image quality, and offer added eye protection if you’re recovering from surgery, injury, or are affected with eye disease. Always make sure to buy sunglasses with UV protection, and polarized lenses can further help with glare reduction.

Keep Up with Eye Exams

Sunglasses are an easy way to protect your eye health every day, but we would also like to remind you to keep up with your regular eye exams. We know your schedule fills up quickly, but most vision loss is preventable with proper screening and treatment, especially if you are living with chronic conditions and diseases like glaucoma, corneal disease, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. You might be developing vision issues leading to changes or even loss, and not even know it—we can help provide you customized treatment options to meet your unique vision needs.

After your appointment you can stop by The Optique, our convenient on-site boutique that carries a diverse assortment of sunglass and eyeglass brands to help you find your perfect pair. It’s always best to use eye protection year round. Whatever your needs, Dr. Alan L. Mitchell and all of our team are here to help you!

Contact Your Boca Raton Eye Doctor for an Appointment Today!

Mitchell Eye Center is proud to serve Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. Please contact us today with any questions or to schedule an appointment. You can call us directly at 561-451-0655 or you can fill out our easy online request form. We look forward to helping you and your family achieve healthy vision today!

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