Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eye Protection

Eye protection in all forms is extremely important. Sunglasses are an excellent way to protect your eyes from sunlight and reflections from the sun off surfaces such as water, snow, and pavement. Sunglasses are important in protecting your eyelids, cornea, and lens from ultraviolet rays, as well as other parts of your eye. It is important to limit your UV exposure as it can contribute to the development of cataracts and can cause cancers of the eye and eyelids.

Safety goggles are another important type of protective eyewear. Safety goggles are worn in many types of jobs, especially those where dust, metal, or dirt particles are in the air. Safety goggles are also important in the medical field to prevent the spread of blood borne pathogens. Many day to day activities, such as motorcycling or using household chemicals, are dangerous enough to necessitate safety goggles.

If you have any questions about what kind of protective eyewear is right for you, or are looking to purchase a pair of sunglasses with UV protection, you can call Eyecare Medical Group toll free at 1-888-374-2020 or visit our Optical Shop located at our facility in Portland.