Discount Prescription Sunglasses May Prevent Macular Degeneration

June 20, 2016

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It’s the first day of summer and that means new prescription sunglasses. A new pair of discount prescription sunglasses from Knoxweb will keep you happy and safe.

According to the American Optometric Association, you should always wear glasses during the day because they will protect your eyes from the UV rays. Wearing discount prescription sunglasses all year round, but especially during the summer will protect you from cataracts and the, “Blue light,” that comes from the solar spectrum. “Blue light,” can also increase your chances of macular degeneration.

The macula is in the middle of your eye retina and is a light sensitive tissue that is located at the back of your eye. Your macula is responsible for your straight-ahead or central vision. Although degeneration occurs around the age of 60 or later, it can also occur from sun damage, high blood pressure, a diet high in carbs and unsaturated fats, lack of exercise or smoking.

Payless Optical explains that there are two types of macular degeneration wet AMD, and dry AMD.

Dry AMD symptoms include facial recognition difficulties, blurred vision, and the need for more light when reading. More advanced dry AMD is seeing a blurry spot in the middle of your vision. Although there is no treatment for AMD, it can be slowed by following a healthy lifestyle.

Although Wet AMD is less common, it is more aggressive and can cause severe vision loss. According to Payless Optical in Knoxville, wet AMD usually occurs in people who have already experienced dry AMD. If you have visual distortions, such as crooked, wavy or straight lines appear in your vision, or any sudden blurring, it is imperative that you schedule an appointment with our optometrist.

If you want to stay safe and avoid macular degeneration, head over to Payless Optical in Knoxville and order a new pair of discount prescription glasses, it really can make a difference.