Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sunglasses Are the Sunblock of the Eyes

Do you have a habit of reading the sports section of the paper each day. I do, too, but I’m also always on the lookout for articles and information to pass along to my clients here at SEEN Vision Care. The way the weather has been here in Dearborn and all over Michigan these past few months has actually made people somewhat erratic in making appointments for their summer pair of sunglasses. And it's hard not to be a little confused considering it’s overcast one day, raining the next, snowing another, sunny the day after that and so on and so forth. Regardless, you need to protect your eyes in the coming summer months and that means buying a pair of sunglasses.

Do you know what level of UV protection your glasses are? How about the tint? These are all things mentioned in the ENews Park Forest article “Top Five Ways to Sunblock Your Eyes this Summer.” I happened to come across it a couple of weeks ago and it's well worth reading. For instance, did you know that if you’re not in the habit of wearing sunglasses that you can get a sunburned cornea? Even worse, too much sun and no glasses increases the possibility of developing skin cancer of the eyelids. Fortunately, we can help!

Give us a call at 313-278-SEEN today and let us help your eyes before you head out for those sunny afternoons in the yard or at the beach.

Dr. Baseem Wahab, Optometrist and owner of SEEN Vision Care in Metro Detroit’s Dearborn area, is also the president of Mobile Eye Care. While holding this position, he has traveled to the homes of patients unable to leave their home and provided pro bono services for those unable to afford optical medical attention.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wear Your Sunglasses During the Day, Not Just At Night

I recently heard the song “I Wear My Sunglasses At Night” while listening to the radio and it made me chuckle. It’s a catchy song, but I think it’s very easy to dismiss just how important sunglasses are, especially in the coming summer months. Many people think of them as a fashion accessory, but they’re much more than that.

Did you know that ultraviolet radiation in the summer is three times higher than during the winter? Did you also know that UV radiation can also cause the delicate skin around your eyes to wrinkle if you leave it exposed to sunlight too long? We already live in a society that emphasizes looking young, so letting the sun prematurely age your skin and eyes when there’s a solution at hand doesn’t seem to make much sense.

A pair of quality sunglasses with proper UV protection is the first step to happier, healthier eyes. Let’s not forget that they’ll reduce glare, especially if you spend time around the water during the summer months. And do you remember the windy day we had recently? Sunglasses will help protect your eyes from any dust and debris the wind kicks around. A little prevention can go a long way.

Two additional bonuses are that sunglasses can reduce eyestrain and the headaches associated with eyestrain. What’s not to love about having fewer headaches? Best of all, the staff at SEEN Vision Care in Dearborn, Michigan, will help outfit you with the right pair of sunglasses that’ll both protect you and be the perfect fashion accessory!

Call 313-278-SEEN today and let us help you help your eyes.

Dr. Baseem Wahab is an optometrist and owner of local Southeast Michigan’s SEEN Vision Care. He is also the president of Eyes on You Image and Practice Consultants, an organization that has a 100-percent track record for improving the efficiency in ever practice it’s consulted for.