May is UV awarness month!
UV radiation is the harmful component of sunlight. We are most familiar with its effects when we tan, get sunburned, and develop skin Cancer. We know that blocking this UV radiation is the only way to prevent the irreversible damage that it can cause. What many of us do not realize is that our eyes are also extremely susceptible to UV radiation as well. When we are outside, UV radiation is always around and our eyes are constantly being bombarded with it. UV radiation is very damaging and protecting your eyes is crucial to prevent serious long term damage such as loss of vision. A great pair of sunglasses is the best way to keep your eyes as healthy as possible. Make sure you know your sunglasses block close to 100% of the UV radiation.
Follow this link, http://www.preventblindness.org/uv/, to learn more about UV radiation and how you can make sure your eyes stay as healthy as possible.
Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY. For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook.