Its February and love is in the air. It’s time to send cards and wishes to those loved and adored.
The doctors at Family Eye Care of O’Fallon encourage patients to give a valentine to your eyes this February – in the form of a pair of sunglasses. “The sun’s damaging effects are a concern year round regardless of what the temperature is outside,” said Dr. Vivian Kloke.
In addition to visible light, the sun gives off ultraviolet radiation. This radiation is divided into three types: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. The earth’s ozone layer absorbs UV-C radiation, leaving sunglasses to protect against UV-A and UV-B rays.