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    A Look at How the Sun Can Damage Your Eyes

    Last updated 1 year ago

    You may be well-acquainted with the damage that UVA and UVB sun rays can do to your skin, but many people fail to realize that the eyes are highly susceptible to harmful conditions brought on by exposure to sunlight. Below are just a few of the relatively common problems that may arise when you do not properly protect your eyes from the sun on bright days

    Skin damage
    Just like the skin on the rest of your body, the skin of the eyelids are vulnerable to cancerous growths—particularly on the lower eye lids. In fact, skin cancer of the eyelid accounts for about 5-10 percent of all skin cancer cases. However, you can find some protection from UV-protected sunglasses. The skin around the eyes can also become damaged when it is frequently exposed to sunlight, causing the face to age more rapidly with the early onset of wrinkles or age spots.

    A cataract forms progressively in the lens of the eye as the proteins that make up this structure become clouded. As a result, vision becomes increasingly blurred with effects like light halos and intense glare. Cataracts may simply be the result of the aging process, but they can form in individuals of any age as a result of sun exposure.

    Keratitis is a painful condition in which the cornea is sunburned from high exposure to UV rays from the outdoors or from tanning beds. Skiers and snowboarders are particularly susceptible to corneal sunburn, because UV rays are more intense at high altitudes and they are reflected off of the bright white slopes of snowy mountains.

    For optical care in Manhattan to protect your eyes from sun damage and age-related degeneration, visit 10/10 Optics today. You can schedule a consultation with us on our website or call (888) 508-4018. Our staff includes opticians and optometrists who can provide annual eye exams, UV-protected prescription eyewear, and custom lenses tailored to your unique needs. 

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    How to Protect Your New Eyewear

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    Getting a new pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses can be an exciting experience, but keeping them looking their best is not always easy. Make sure you are protecting your new glasses from damage by reading over these helpful tips.

    Use a Strong Storage Case
    It is important that you store your glasses properly any time that they are not in use. Instead of leaving your glasses in your purse or pocket, consider investing in a strong sturdy case that has a soft inner lining. Just be sure that the case is not too large, as this will cause your glasses to bounce around inside during transportation. It is also crucial to avoid placing your glasses in direct sunlight, as this can cause the frames and lenses to become damaged.

    Clean Your Glasses with a Soft Cloth
    The way you clean your eyeglasses will have a direct impact on the integrity of your lenses. For example, using paper towels or tissues to wipe your glasses can actually move small dirt and dust particles around and lead to scratches, while using cleansing products and sprays may interfere with your prescription over time. Instead, you will want to clean your glasses using cool water and a soft microfiber cloth if possible.

    Handle Your Glasses Properly
    You know how to store and clean your glasses—now it’s time to learn how to actually handle them. You will want to hold onto both arms of your glasses each time you put them on, and make sure to pull straight away from your face with both hands when taking them off. By following these steps, you can reduce the chances that your frames will bend or warp. 

    1010 Optics offers a number of designer glasses, including Oliver Peoples, Bevel, Gold & Wood, Masunaga, and TC Charton. For more information about our designer glasses and services, contact our Manhattan office at (888) 508-4018 or visit us on the Web.

    A Look at the Different Types of Refractive Errors

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Refractive errors refer to vision conditions in which light rays are abnormally focused onto the retina, leading to blurry or distorted vision. In this video, we take a closer look at common refractive errors.

    When light enters your eye, it is reflected by the lens onto your retina, where the information is sent as electrical signals to the brain and interpreted as a visual image. If you suffer from myopia, also known as nearsightedness, light is reflected in front of the retina rather than on it. When this occurs, distant objects appear blurry, while nearby objects can be seen clearly. You can learn more about the other three types of refractive error by watching this video.

    Here at 1010 Optics, we have a number of vision correction methods to fit your needs. Call our New York City office at (888) 508-4018 for more information on our contact lenses and prescription eyewear.

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