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The Rationality Behind Wearing Sunglasses Every Day

The first day of spring is swiftly approaching, and already the hills are lined with yellow daffodils. It might not be beach season yet, but UV rays are already gaining intensity. According to a 2015 report by the Vision Council, only 31% of Americans wear sunglasses every time they go outside. Our goal is to increase that percentage, read on to learn more.

Avoid Photokeratitis

A painful eye condition known as “sunburn of the eye,” photokeratitis occurs when the eye is exposed to UV rays. You don’t have to look directly at the sun to experience photokeratitis. It can be caused by reflection from sand, water, and even snow.

Prevent Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss, can worsen with exposure to certain types of UV radiation. Over time, UV light damages the macula lutea, causing blurriness and vision loss associated with AMD.

Reduce Cancer Risks

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancers of the eyelid account for 10 percent of all skin cancers. It’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop melanoma in their lifetime, but there are a variety of ways you can reduce your risk. Wearing UV-sunglasses is just one way that you can protect the skin around your eyes.

Stop Cataracts

Cataracts, cloudy areas of the eye’s lens, are caused by prolonged and long-term exposure to UV rays. Wearing sunglasses once in a while won’t stop cataracts, you must protect your eyes every day that you venture outdoors.

Look Great!

Sunglasses are a stylish accessory! The Catonsville Eye Group offers a variety of top brands that provide 100% UV protection. Keep in mind that it’s not enough for sunglasses to look great. They need to be certified to protect against harmful rays.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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