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Are You Ready for a Warm and Sunny Vacation?

Published in Eye Care Author: Mark Olson, CentraCare Optical Supervisor

If you are planning to take a winter vacation, make sure you bring along a good pair of sunglasses. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can lead to serious conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration and cancer. In fact, 12% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes.

The Optical Shop at CentraCare Eye Center carries sunglasses that block 100% of all harmful rays, protecting your eyes from damage and long-term health risks. Sunglasses that do not provide this protection actually cause more damage because they shade the eye, allowing more UV rays to hit the open pupil.

The sun’s brightness and glare interfere with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly, causing squinting and eyes to water. Most sunglasses at CentraCare Eye Center are polarized and therefore eliminate 99.9% of all glare, which reduces the impact of the sun’s brightness and allows your eyes to stay relaxed. Without the need to squint and strain, you can avoid eye fatigue, excessive wrinkling around the eyes and even headaches.

With the right pair of sunglasses, you’ll set yourself up for a much more enjoyable vacation. Check out the selection of sunglasses at CentraCare Eye Center, 2000 23rd St. S., Sartell. Hours are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 320-229-5134.