Ultraviolet Awareness

Eye Care Specialists Serving Bend, OR and Surrounding Areas


As we gear up to spend the next few months outdoors enjoying the sunshine, remember that UV protection is an important part of maintaining healthy eyes. UV rays can contribute to cataracts, cancers of the eye, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and pterygiums (a growth on the conjunctiva).

Many Americans know that UV rays can damage the skin but are still unaware that extended exposure to the sun can also damage the eyes and decrease vision.

A simple way to protect your eyesight from the sun's damaging UV rays is to consistently wear UV-blocking sunglasses. Visit our Optical Boutique for the latest in quality and fashionable UV-blocking sunglasses.