With spring break fast approaching, many people will be heading to sunnier locations. Just as you should pack sunscreen for your skin, you should also pack it for your eyes. Sunglasses are extremely important to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays can increase the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancer around the eyes. Wearing sunglasses is of the utmost importance when around water, as the UV rays reflect off of the water surface and into the eyes. For this reason, wearing only a hat to give sun shading is not enough, as the UV rays are coming from below rather than above.
From the Optometrist, Opticians and Staff of Rinkov Eyecare Centers. Providing quality comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease. Eye exams and eyeglasses in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an Eye Doctor at one of our Columbus Ohio locations – Downtown Columbus, West Columbus, Dublin, Westerville and Reynoldsburg.