Clear Vision With LASIK

Are you tired of the hassles of contact lenses or glasses? LASIK Laser vision correction can free you from glasses! Click here to learn all about LASIK at Laconia Eye & Laser Center

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Have you been told that you have cataracts? If so, you have an important decision to make! Advances in technology now give you the opportunity to reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses after cataract surgery! Read about the premium lenses offered at Laconia Eye & Laser Center

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How To Protect Yourself from UV Rays

How To Protect Yourself from UV Rays

Everyone is regularly exposed to UV rays. However, the potential dangers of many years of exposure to these unsafe rays are not often thought through, and the majority of people barely take enough action to shield their eyes, even if they're planning on being outside for long periods of time. Overexposure to UV is dangerous and cannot be reversed, and can also lead to more than a few severe, sight-damaging diseases later on in life. And so, continuing protection from UV rays is equally important for everybody.

There are two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B, and both are damaging. Despite the fact that only minimal measures of UVA and UVB light enter the inner eye, the ocular tissue is extremely vulnerable to the dangerous effects of their rays. Even in the short term, small amounts of exposure can cause sunburn of the eye, also known as photokeratitis. When UVB rays are absorbed by the cornea, the surrounding cells are destroyed, which can be expressed as blurred vision, pain or in serious cases, temporary blindness. UVA rays can enter the eye more deeply, which harms to the retina. After several years, exposure to UV rays can cause considerable damage to eye sight. Of the 20 million people with cataracts, about 20 percent of cases are partly caused by long-term exposure to UV rays.

One of the best ways to shield your eyes from UV rays is through the use of good sunglasses. Check that your sunglasses or prescription eyewear block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays. An inadequate pair of sunglasses can be even worse than using no sun protection at all. Basically, when sunglasses don't offer any protection against UV, you're actually getting more UV rays. Sunglasses that are inadequate will reduce the light, causing your iris to open and allow more light in. And this means that even more UV will hit your retina. Always be sure that your sunglasses offer effective protection against UV.


Make an appointment to speak with your optometrist about all of your UV protection options, including, but not limited to, adaptive lenses, polarized lenses and fixed tint sunglasses.