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A cataract is a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in impaired vision. Cataracts can cause a yellowish-brown tint to be applied to your field of vision, which can impact color identification, make it more difficult to read, and perform other routine activities. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on, however, with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision. Cataracts can also be caused by other eye conditions, past eye surgery, or medical conditions such as diabetes.
It’s a myth that contact lenses will melt in your eyes in the summertime heat or if you’re standing over a barbecue grill, however, since we tend to spend more time outdoors in warmer months, it’s vital to make sure you’re not exposing your eyes to harmful UV rays. Therefore, you might consider wearing contact lenses with UV protection or be sure to wear polarized sunglasses when you’re outside, regardless of whether the thermometer shows 90 degrees or 9 degrees.
Sunglasses filter light and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, which can damage your eyes and, after long term exposure, can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, or skin cancer around the eyelids. Sunglasses should be worn whenever you are outdoors so you can protect your eyes.
In addition to picking out a stylish design, be sure to choose sunglasses that reduce glare, filter out 99-100% of UV rays, protect your eyes, are comfortable to wear, and do not distort colors.
Maintaining your eye health is important for your overall health and wellness. COVID-19 has changed our world and L.O. Eye Care has adapted to these changes to keep you and our staff safe.
Frequently Asked Questions on L.O. Eye Care's Operations during COVID-19
All of our 11 locations are now back open and are ready to see you! You may be wondering if it is safe to visit our office. We are answering some common questions regarding our operations and your care during COVID-19 crisis. You can also click here to read more.