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Protect Your Eyes and Prevent Disease

POSTED ON May 13, 2011

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We all know sunglasses help us see when the sun is shining bright.  But did you know that sunglasses help protect us from blinding eye diseases, too? Extended periods of UV exposure from the sun can lead to several serious eye diseases including cataract and macular degeneration. Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens and is more common with age.  A cataract forms very slowly and can cause blurred vision, lower color recognition and increased sensitivity to glare.  Prevent Blindness America says one in every ...

We all know sunglasses help us see when the sun is shining bright.  But did you know that sunglasses help protect us from blinding eye diseases, too?

Extended periods of UV exposure from the sun can lead to several serious eye diseases including cataract and macular degeneration.

Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens and is more common with age.  A cataract forms very slowly and can cause blurred vision, lower color recognition and increased sensitivity to glare.  Prevent Blindness America says one in every six Americans over the age of 40 is affected by the disease.  20 percent of cataract cases are caused by UV exposure – that’s over 4 million people!

Macular degeneration destroys central vision and is the leading cause of blindness in America.  The disease causes sensitivity to light and difficultly distinguishing colors.  Surgery and medication can help, but there is no known cure for macular degeneration …that’s why it’s vital to wear UV blocking lenses!

Dr. Tavel and his board certified associates provide state-of-the-art Purifier® polarized lenses which block all UVA and UVB light.  These are the best sun lenses on the planet!

Take steps to protect your eyes and you’ll have many years of healthy vision!

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