Lots of people aren’t aware of all of the numerous ways that the sun’s UV (ultraviolet) rays can harm their eyesight. Even worse, many people do know that UV rays can harm their eyesight yet take no protective measures.
At the office of Drs. Chandler & Davis, we use our extensive knowledge of the ocular system and the complexities of the eye to treat your eyes and fit you with the perfect lenses, frames and contact lenses. Our team is made up of friendly, highly trained doctors and staff who are eager to help you feel comfortable and relaxed while benefitting from the best in optometric care.
UV radiation can damage many parts of your eyes, from the ocular surface (the outer layer of the cornea, the tears, the conjunctiva and the margin of the eyelids) down to the lens. You must protect your peepers from the sun’s UV rays. Wearing sunglasses with lenses that protect you from UV rays and sun glare is your first and easiest line of defense.
These are some of the afflictions you want to avoid.
Photokeratitis: It can happen after having been out in the sun for a lengthy amount of time. It damages the corneal epithelium and can be extremely uncomfortable. It's basically like a sunburn on the surface of your eyes. The result can cause temporary loss of vision that lasts six to 24 hours.
Cataracts: They cloud your eyes’ lenses. The cloudiness happens slowly and over an extended period. You may not realize that they’re forming. Fortunately, a short surgical procedure can remove the cloudiness and restore vision.
Eye cancer and tumors: The potentially deadly disease and other irregular developments can affect your eyes in a variety of locations. They include:
The vitreous, which is the gel-like liquid that fills the eyeball and gives it its round shape. It’s full of minute fibers that attach to your retina (the light-sensitive cover of tissue at the rear of the eye).
The conjunctiva, which is the thin, transparent tissue that overlays and protects the sclera and attaches the eye to the underside of the eyelids.
The structures inside your eyelid, which include muscles and glands.
At the optometry office of Drs. Chandler & Davis your eye health is our top priority. We will evaluate your vision using the latest, state-of-the-art techniques. If needed, we can also prescribe and custom-fit your eyeglasses and contacts to keep you seeing clearly and looking your best. Come into our store or call to make an appointment.
The information on this site is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice and does not substitute for consultation with optometrist, ophthalmologist or any other medical professional. If you have any questions about your individual situation, please contact your optometrist or ophthalmologist.