San Antonio Eye Center PA Advises on How to Protect Eyes in the Summer

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During the summer months, eyes can go through a lot of strain. It’s very important to choose sunglasses that provide UV protection.

During the summer there is a big focus on protecting skin from the sun, but eyes need just as much protection. San Antonio Eye Center PA wants to share some tips and the best ways to protect eyes from the dangers the sun can pose during the summer months.

Sunglasses are no longer just a fashion accessory or a way to block the sun’s rays while in the outdoors. Sunglasses can protect eyes from UVA and UVB rays, and people should be sure to purchase a pair of glasses that meets those two specifications. Eyes offer a natural protection against excessive light when the pupil constricts. Sunglasses allow the pupil to stay large, and without UV protection, more of those harmful UV rays are admitted into the eye.

Polarized sunglasses are a good choice, as they provide UV protection and allow enhanced vision. They also cut down on glare and light without making everything seem too dark.

It’s important to wear sunglasses whenever spending any time outdoors through the summer. If traveling to the lake, river or beach, UV light can reflect off the water. If traveling to the mountains, there are more UV rays due to the altitude. Sunglasses should be worn even on cloudy days, as UV light still filters through the clouds an can still cause eye damage.

With the popularity of hand held devices and smart phones, everyone is susceptible to eye strain, which can cause headaches. Limiting the amount of time staring at small screens or even worse, squinting while out in the sun trying to read on reflective screens, would help to reduce any eye strain. Glare screens and anti-reflection coating on lenses can help to absorb glare coming off these devices.

San Antonio Eye Center has a great selection of sunglasses in their optical shops. Contact them today to make an appointment, (210) 226-6169.

About the company:
San Antonio Eye Center, P.A. has seven ophthalmologists, two optometrists and approximately 85 staff members. There are several San Antonio Eye Care Center locations in Downtown, Southside, Ingram mall, and Northside, plus two of their physicians see patients on the west side of town at Trinity Vision. Most of their eye surgeries are preformed at their outpatient surgical facility, known as the San Antonio Eye Surgicenter, which is connected to the downtown clinic location.

San Antonio Eye Center has nine optical departments to serve their patients. San Antonio Eye Center’s comprehensive services include complete eye examinations and screenings, consultations, cataract care and cataract surgery, and treatment of other eye problems, including glaucoma treatment and diabetes eye problems. For more information visit their website at

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