Dr. Johnson I really like to play sports and I really like getting outside; what should I wear to protect my eyes?

Dr. Warren Johnson talks about safety Glasses and Sports!

I hear this all the time.  Sunny days and cloudy days, sports and outdoors all go together especially in the summer. UV rays on sunny and cloudy days can be harmful to your eyes. You may think that the glasses you picked up with a UV sticker are protecting your eyes but we always use a UV screener to see if you are truly protected; which you may not be.  For safety, a good solution would be polycarbonate polarized sports sun goggles that block harmful UV rays. This polycarbonate lens material is a thin lens material that is impact resistant and used in aircraft and in many cases where glass may have been previously used to prevent breakage. These lenses prevent dangerous projectiles like rocks, baseballs or other sports objects from causing the lens to splinter. If an object hits you in the eye and you are not wearing safety glasses or sunglasses; this can cause things like retinal detachment which can be sight threatening. Non safety lens materials when hit by high speed objects causes the lens to splinter and can become projectile towards and penetrate your eyeball. If you are wearing safety glasses or goggles that are made of polycarbonate plastic material, which is an impact resistant lens; this thin lens will cause the lens to fragment and fall out of your glasses and not go into your eyes.

Advertisements

About Eyewear Gallery

Eyewear Gallery was established 30 years ago and our office likes to write about many topics that are related to eyecare, glasses and stories that we hope you enjoy. We write about your vision, health and educational facts as well as some fun information. We pride ourselves in medical eyecare and designer eyewear and have received the Peoples Choice Award more than once. We have designer frames such as Lunor, Tiffany, Oliver Peoples and Tom Ford. We also have non designer eyewear and cater to all ages. We stock alot of sunglasses such as Oakley, Wiley X, Costa del Mar, Ray Ban and Maui Jim for sports and outdoor fun. Eyewear Gallery is also known as one of the few Custom Sports Sunglass providers in the USA in both prescription and non prescription. Please visit our website www.EyewearGallery.com Thanks for visiting and following our blogs.
This entry was posted in eye doctor memphis,tennessee, optometrists memphis tennessee, safety glasses, Sports glasses, The Eyewear Gallery Memphis Tennessee, UV protective sunglasses and lenses and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s