The summer is in full swing, and while we have witnessed some of the hottest days of the year there is one major thing you cannot forget about. The sun! The sun can be very damaging to skin, and even more importantly your eyes. Permanent blindness can occur from looking at the sun for long periods of time with no protective wear. The UV that the sun emits is most damaging to the cornea within the eye. If you do stare long enough, prolonged UV exposure will not only physically hurt but it can cause blindness.
But, that is why here at New Vision Laser Center in Hagerstown, MD our surgeon, Dr. Gladsden, and our highly trained staff are here to remind and educate you on how to take care of your eyes. The most common and efficient way to protect your eyes s by wearing UV protectant sunglasses. When you are outside do not stare at the sun. And lastly, stay in the shade as much as possible because you will be benefitting both your eyes and your skin.
If you have any other questions on how to protect your eyes or ways to stay safe come visit our office today at 301-745-5150.