- posted: Jun. 29, 2022
When it's warm outside, people spend more time outdoors. But in warm weather, the sun is much more of a problem than it is in cold weather. It is particularly bad between 11 am and 3 pm. You must use sunglasses when you are outdoors. If you are looking for an eye doctor in Asheville, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Brevard, and Weaverville, NC you can count on our optometrist at Kilgo Eye Care.
How to Protect Your Eyes
You need to protect your eyes from UV and UVB rays. To do that, the sunglasses you wear need to provide UV 400 protection. This means they will block out even small rays that can cause eye damage. If you wear glasses, we offer several options to provide the protection you need. You can get sunglasses that clip over your glasses or you can get wrap-around glasses that fit over your glasses. Another option is transition lenses that will darken up when they are exposed to sunlight and then will go back to normal when you go inside.
UV blocking is also an option for those who wear contact lenses. If you need to cut down the glare when you are outdoors, for things like boating, driving, or golfing, you need to get sunglasses that have polarized lenses that are designed for this purpose. Beyond sunglasses, you can opt for a wide brim hat that will keep the sun off of your face, and stop rays from going around your glasses.
Eye Care Services in Asheville, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Brevard, and Weaverville NC
If you want to protect your eyes in the warm weather, our eye doctor at Kilgo Eye Care can create a pair of prescription sunglasses for you. Call us today at (828) 676-3260 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.