The sun emits intense UVA and UVB rays that can significantly impact a human’s eye health. For proof, consider what happened to renowned journalist, Anderson Cooper. Last year, he sustained serious eye injuries from sun exposure. It took him several, pain filled days to recover from the incident. The temporary blindness that he suffered is not the only thing Missourians have to worry about this summer. The sun’s power can also cause the following conditions to occur or worsen:
- Varying amounts of enduring vision loss
- Age spots around the eye
- Pterygium and cataracts
- Macular degeneration
- Cancer of the eye
With that in mind, St. Louis opticians would like to recommend that Missourians invest in an eye exam and a pair of luxury sunglasses. Our eye exams in St. Louis consist of a complete medical screening, prescription eyewear and a refraction test. Collectively, they’ll help to determine if you already have such issues as macular degeneration, corneal ulcers, presbyopia, astigmatism and myopia.
Once the eye exam is over, our St. Louis opticians can help you find the perfect pair of luxury sunglasses. In general, the luxury sunglasses’ lenses should ideally offer complete protection from both UVB and UVA rays. St. Louis residents that are also concerned about side glare and the formation of age spots may want to look for a pair of luxury sunglasses that have a wrap-around design as well. Luxury sunglasses on offer at our St. Louis optical store include designs by Wiley X, Mykita, Oliver Peoples, Ray-Ban and SAMA.
For more information on keeping your eyes healthy year round, contact our St. Louis opticians.