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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Catarats & Macular Degeneration & Pterygium Oh My!

USA Today article on UV's effects on eyes
The above link is to a great article about the effects of UV exposure on eyes.  It also brings to light how few of people realize that ultraviolet light is harmful to eyes.  For example, only 29% of parents have their children wear sunglasses, and most of our UV exposure happens before age 18! 

In addition to the conditions the article mentions (cataracts, macular degeneration, and pterygium) other conditions are exacerbated or cause by UV exposure.  From something as scary as skin cancer on the eyelids, to something less serious (but still a little annoying) like wrinkles, ultraviolet light is no good for eyes. 

Don't have sunglasses?  Wear a hat!  Don't like hats?  Stop in to get a pair of our sunglasses (they all block at least 98% of UVA and UVB radiation).  Now is a good time to start protecting your eyes as we are offering a 30% savings on all sunglasses for the month of June!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ready for SUN?

We sure are!!!  Eventually summer has to come to Carson Valley!  (We hope!)  Just as you need to lather on the sunscreen to protect your skin, your eyes also need protection from harmful UVA and UVB radiation, which can wreck all kinds of havoc from wrinkles to melanoma.  To make it easier to protect your family's eyes this summer, we are offering a 30% savings on all sunglasses for the entire month of June... Just in case summer actually makes it here!