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It’s rather easy to think of eyeglasses as an afterthought. For some people, it could be seen as a luxury. While this may be true, your eyewear is, more often than not, the one finishing touch that will perfect your ensemble. The search for stylish, well-made eyeglasses could span decades and see you through many phases in life.
UV rays are electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. They are high-energy, invisible lights, which are generally divided into three sub-bands: UVA or near UV, UVB or middle UV, and UVC or far UV. The earth’s atmosphere absorbs UVC and partially blocks UVB. UVA, on the other hand, is not blocked at all and can burn the skin.
Your ability to see has provided you with information vital for your development that was possible even before you learned to reach and grab with your hands, crawl, and then sit up. Sadly, some eye and vision problems can result in a child’s vision becoming limited in ways that could be impossible to correct later in life. But if problems are detected early on, successful treatment is possible.
Human beings have five senses, and sight is the most important. The sense of sight allows you to take in information and helps you stay safe. Also, you use your eyes to enjoy the beauty of the world. To continue to enjoy this sense, you need to maintain healthy vision. By keeping your eyes healthy, you can ward off eye diseases and blindness, and continue to enjoy good vision into old age.
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live or what time of year it is, protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun is vitally important. We all know that prolonged exposure to the sun can cause our skin to burn, but many people remain blissfully unaware of the impact that UV light can have on their eyes and vision. This means that they could be unnecessarily compromising their long-term eye health and eyesight – something which could have a huge impact on their work, recreational activities and more.
Dry eyes are one of the most common eye conditions to affect us, but many of us aren’t even aware that we have experienced the condition. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, dry eye affects nearly 5 million adults aged 50 and above, and most of us can expect to experience it at some point during our lifetime. Here’s what you need to know about the symptoms and causes of this condition, and what treatment is available should you be affected.