Dr. McLaughlin Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Do I need to wear sunglasses even in the winter months?
The sun can cause short term damage like a sunburnt eye (photokeratitis) or long-term damage such as cataract, age-related macular degeneration, or even cancer, but with dropping temperatures and increasing cloud cover, the last thing many people think about is reaching for their sunglasses. However, it is important to protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays all year-round! The sun’s rays reflect off the snow which increases their intensity!Do you like to downhill ski or snowboard? UV radiation increase approximately 4% with every 300m of elevation gain and those rays are just as strong on cloudy days!
Don’t forget about the kids! A child’s eyes are even more sensitive to sun overexposure than an adult’s so make sure your little ones are sporting sunglasses when they are outside enjoying winter too!Make sure you look for quality sunglasses or goggles with 100% UVA and UVB stickers!
See here for some more info on UV Rays and Eyesight.
Vision North Eye Care can Help you Make the Right Choices for your Vision Needs!
Making a decision about your eyewear goes beyond good vision and makes a statement about who you are. Your decision affects how you see and also how you want to be seen by others. But with so many different styles to choose from, getting the right look for your face and your lifestyle can be overwhelming.
Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision. They will help you narrow down your choices so you can find the look, fit and functionality you want from your eyewear.
We offer a large selection of eyeglasses, contact lenses and designer frames and sunglasses. We carry the latest European and American designer eyewear collections in a variety of styles, colors and materials including titanium, stainless steel and plastic.
New clients and all our current patients are welcome to visit us with their current prescription – no appointment necessary.