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Sunglasses serve an important function in protecting your eye health. You already know the harm that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation rays can potentially do to your skin – but these rays can also cause damage to your eyes.
The summer holidays are now and happening and whether staying at home, or travelling abroad, professional advice from totalhealth pharmacies can make things easier.
When it comes to enjoying our free time, there are many activities in which we like to enjoy. One of the most important senses for these hobbies is our eyesight. Thus it is essential to ensure that our eyes are maximally protected at all times.
As the summer holiday season begins, whether you are holidaying at home or jetting off to sun-drenched shores, Weirs Pharmacy have some tips to keep you and your family safe in the sun. UV rays are at their strongest between 11am and 3pm, so take to the shade as much as possible between these times. Use natural shade or a parasol. One of the simplest things you can do is to protect against UV is to cover up. Wear a top with a collar, three-quarter length sleeves and three-quarter length trousers. Tightly woven fabrics let fewer UV rays through, but stretched fabrics give less protection so wear loose-fitting clothes.
Countless collisions have occurred due to blind spots created by sun glare and the distance perception problems that are created. Driving directly against the sun can also block peripheral areas of vision and cause sudden moments of blindness as the sun peeks out from behind surrounding objects. Noel Gibbons, road safety officer with Mayo County Council, said: “We can't change the position of the sun, or the need to travel at certain times, but there are simple steps you can take to ensure you're prepared for these conditions. Keep your windscreen clean, both inside and out. On de-mist, your heater blows traffic fumes, suspended oil, and smoke on to the inside of the screen, and wet roads add dirt and scratches to the outside. Dirty windscreens add to the danger when the sun is low. If you can't see, slow down accordingly, keeping an eye on the traffic behind, in case the following vehicle doesn't see you against the sun. Also beware with these fine evenings there are more pedestrians and cyclists on the road.”
Optilase is Ireland’s leading eye clinic, with clinics nationwide including Galway’s Shop Street alongside sister company Therapie Clinic.
Worshipped since the dawn of civilisation, the sun symbolises life itself. Its energy is synonymous with rejuvenation, good health, beauty, and sport. The sun, however, is not without its dangers with its intense rays. It can lead to unpleasant red eyes and potentially more serious damage, even blindness. Your optometrist can advise which type of sunglasses to protect your eyes generally, or for specific sports or occupational needs. Children in particular are extremely sensitive and without protection are all the more susceptible to long term damage. The eyes of a child under the age of 10 transmit over 75 per cent of UV radiation compared to 10 per cent in adults over the age of 25. Photochromatic lenses such as Transitions are very useful. They darken when outdoors according to the light intensity, then change back to clear when indoors. Clear high impact lenses such as Airwear also provide 100 per cent UV protection, especially for active children.
Local optometrist, Rena Elliott, is concerned about the short and long term effects of exposure to sunlight. In the same way that UV radiation is harmful to the skin, this invisible radiation is also harmful to the eyes.
The recent spell of good weather has sent patients in their droves into Mongey Opticians looking for prescription sunglasses.
Legendary movie star Joan Collins said it best when she said ‘cover up in the sun and always wear a hat, that’s the best anti-ageing defence out there.’