Massachusetts Eye Doctors Offer Tips on Ultraviolet (UV) Eye Protection

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D’Ambrosio Eye Care raises awareness of the need to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays.

D’Ambrosio Eye Care raises awareness of the need to protect your eyes from damaging UV rays.
“The summer months in Massachusetts are a great time to be outdoors-walking, hiking, swimming-going to the beach-and just enjoying New England. But, with more exposure to the sun and ultraviolet or UV rays on a daily basis, using proper UV eye protection is critical,” remarked Francis A. D’Ambrosio, Jr., M.D., Medical Director of D’Ambrosio Eye Care.

Almost everyone is aware of the potential damage that sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause to their skin, most people do not know or appreciate that ultraviolet light (UV) can also cause significant damage to eye health and vision. Exposure to UV has been linked to many eye problems and in some instances is thought to quicken the onset of eye diseases such as Cataract, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), certain cancers on the delicate skin around the eye, Pterygia-a growth of white tissue on the surface of the eye-and even Photokeratitis, a type of sunburn of the cornea. “Most people recognize the importance of using sunscreen lotions and crèmes to protect their skin, but need to remember to wear both UV-blocking lenses and a brimmed hat to protect our eyes as well,” said Dr. D’Ambrosio Jr.

Today we have wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses available to choose from. Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. It is also important to have UV protection in everyday eyewear, which is readily available with a number of UV blocking eyeglass lens materials, specialized coatings and photochromic lenses. Patients visiting D’Ambrosio Eye Care can speak with our Massachusetts Registered Opticians who are able to provide the proper counseling and fitting of UV protecting lenses and eyewear. These eye care professionals can offer a wide variety of UV blocking lenses, coatings and color changing lenses to keep you safe.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK practice serving the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area including Acton, Athol, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

To learn more about D’Ambrosio Eye Care you may visit http://www.dambrosioeyecare.com or http://www.facebook.com/dambrosioeyecare

For additional information contact,
Judith Seppa, D'Ambrosio Eye Care, 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, Massachusetts 01523, Judith.Seppa(at)dambrosioeyecare(dot)com, 1-800-325-3937 x 345.

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