As July has become synonymous for its devastating heat and scorching sunny days, it only seems fitting that it was declared National UV Safety Month. Now UV rays have been mentioned in countless sunscreen and skincare marketing campaigns, but do any of us really know what these rays are? In honor of UV Safety Month, we will discuss not only what these rays are, but how to protect oneself from their harmful effects.
What are UV Rays?
It is that time of the year again where barbeques, beach parties, and outdoor celebrations start to fill our summer calendars.
Due to the fact the leading cause of blindness in individuals across the globe over the age of 40 is cataracts, it is no surprise that June was declared National Cataract Awareness Month. And what better way to raise awareness for such a widespread eye disease than to define, and discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of cataracts.
What are cataracts you may wonder? Well, they are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil making it difficult to see the world around you.
Whether it’s your first time needing a pair of eyeglasses, or you have been rocking your specs for decades, it is always a good idea to refresh yourself on the proper basics of caring for your glasses.
Looking forward to summer plans? Whether it’s hiking the Grand Canyon or simply soaking up the sun on a beach vacation we all look forward to some much needed time outdoors. You might have already started to create your own to do list to get ready for your upcoming adventures, but did you consider preparing your eyes for those bright summer months.
There are millions of people seeing the world through contact lenses, and you may be one of them.
The condition of your eyes depends on how well you care for your prescribed contact lenses and/or eyeglasses. While contacts are convenient for people with vision problems, improperly cleaned and stored lenses can cause eye infections.
To keep your eyes healthy and your contact lenses in great shape, follow our directions below for correct contact care.
What to Use When Cleaning
April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Of course, our goal is to protect everyone’s vision, but did you know, hormonal changes, age and smoking can endanger sight?
Most of us take for granted our gift of sight, let alone the dedicated medical professionals that are in charge of caring for our eyes. We try to show our appreciation to our optometrists every day, but on March 23rd the day is dedicated to them as World Optometry Day!
January is National Glaucoma Awareness month and awareness is vital as Glaucoma can cause vision loss without any symptoms. Scary, right?! Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form, rarely causes symptoms until it’s in an advanced stage. Hence why it’s known as the silent thief of sight.
Waking up to clearer vision is something most eye patients wish for—and now you can have it. With the help of modern treatments, such as LASIK, you are able to enjoy life without being dependent on contact lenses and the proper eyewear. That’s why LASIK is considered a great personal investment. Nationwide Vision gives patients the opportunity to make a clear change in their lives with a number of vision correction treatments, including LASIK.