Check yourself before you wreck yourself

With the summer closing in, it is very important to remember to keep those eyes protected with sunglasses.  That includes children as well.  Much of the ultraciolet exposure we get happens in the first quarter of our lives.


UV exposure can lead to cataract formation and has been associated with macular degeneration.  The suns rays can be absolutely devastating.  In the most extreme case I have seen, I examined a young 28 year old man with no complaints and 20/20 vision.


He was a landscapper and therefore spent much of his days outdoors.  I examined his ocular health and found a mass in his eye that turned out to be melanoma.


He never wore sunglasses because they hurt the bridge of his nose.  In the sun or even the overcast sky UV rays are dangerous.  Come on in and have a check-up.  Keep yourself safe, and look cool doing it.