• Cataracts can develop. These are a clouding of the eye’s lens, leading to blurred vision. It is estimated that 20% of cataracts are the result of UV rays.
• Macular degeneration may occur. This is damage to the retina destroying central vision. In America macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness.
• The growth of pterygium. This is a tissue growth over the white part of the eye that can affect and alter the curve of the eyeball, in some cases leading to astigmatism.
A top quality pair of sunglasses can block up to 99% of the harmful UV and UVB radiation so it pays to shop around. That way you can keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp, as well as looking cool!
At Vision Centre Gloucester we have a fantastic range of sunglasses. Call in to 114 Northgate Street or take a look round our website to see what we can offer you.