Extended exposure to the sun’s harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays has long been linked to eye damage including cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis.
When choosing sunglasses, we always stress that our patients ensure that the lenses comply with Australian standards. Sunglasses should block 100% of UV rays and absorb most of the HEV (high energy visible) rays. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can cause more damage to the eyes as they shade the eye, causing the pupil to dilate and allow in UV rays. Even some medications and medical conditions can increase the eye’s sensitivity to UV and HEV radiation.
Our practice stocks a wide range of sunglasses which all provide 100% UV protecting and suit all fashion tastes and lifestyle activities. Most of these are available in prescription if necessary.
At Judi Coey Optometry, our aim is to deliver the highest standard of personalised eye care to our patients.