Do You Have Cataracts? Sunglasses May Offer Valuable Protection to Your Eyes

For many of us, it’s no secret that harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can damage skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. You may have been told to wear sunscreen whenever you go outside to protect your skin from sun damage. However, did you know that too much UV radiation can also affect the health of your eyes? You may have never considered how much your eyes are exposed to sunlight on a daily basis. Every time you walk your dog, ride your bike, or work in your garden, your eyes are being bombarded by harmful rays. According to an article by Modern Medicine, “The World Health Organization (WHO)…estimates that 20% of cataracts are accelerated or caused by UV radiation.” If you are already diagnosed with or concerned about cataracts, wearing UV-blocking sunglasses whenever you go outside may slow the development of further damage. Even if you don’t go outside every day, wearing protective eyewear may slow the progression of cataracts by preventing more harmful rays from reaching your eyes. Change in vision quality may affect us more and more as we mature. However, taking control of your eye health today will greatly benefit you in the future. Proactive protection today may be the key to having greater vision tomorrow.

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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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North Charleston, SC 29406
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2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #201
Charleston, SC 29414
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Dr. Kerry Solomon is one of the most renowned ophthalmologists in Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. At his Mt. Pleasant ophthalmology practice, with additional locations in North Charleston, West Ashley, and Summerville, Dr. Solomon specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. His patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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