Sunglasses: finding the best protection

(KPRC) According to Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal of Houston, if you want to preserve your eye health, putting on sunglasses should be taken as seriously as sunscreen.

“We have patients who get corneal damage, who get almost like burns on their cornea,” Dr. Sumitra Khandelwal, BCM ophthalmologist, said about people hiking, skiing without sunglasses.

The style and price are no indicator for which is better. Just keep in mind the ones offering the most protection will advertise that they block both UVA and UVB rays.

“It’s really important to protect against UV light. There’s been associations between UV light and cataract formation and retina problems, actually,” Dr. Khandelwal said.

Khandelwal likes that over-sized sunglasses are in style. She says they protect the skin around your eye.

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