Galveston,Texas (6/4/2012)  “Houston arearesidents-particularly those who work outdoors or participate in an active outdoor lifestyle-need to really consider taking the necessary steps for ultraviolet (UV) eye protection as we approach the summer months”, commented Galveston & Houston Ophthalmologist Allan Fradkin, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas. “While many patients are quite aware of the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays on the skin, most have a limited awareness of how these UV rays effect the eyes and the delicate tissue around the eyes,” stated Ophthalmologist Dr. Da-Thuy Van at The Eye Clinic of Texas where she sees many patients seeking consultation for smoothing facial lines and wrinkles caused by the harmful effects of the sun. “One of the most troubling aspects of UV related eye problems is that the effect of UV is cumulative and we often don’t see the damage until years after the long term UV exposure”, said Dr. Fradkin.

“Here is what we know for sure”, reiterated Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas. “Exposure to UV has been tied to many eye problems and in some instances even thought to quicken the onset of eye diseases such as Cataract, Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), certain cancers on the delicate skin around the eye, Pterygia-a growth of white tissue on the surface of the eye-and even Photokeratitis, a type of sunburn of the cornea,” said Dr. Milstein.

The Eye Clinic of Texas eye doctors agree that while everyone pretty much knows that if you are going to be outside in the Houston sun you need to wear sunscreen, we also need to remember to wear both UV-blocking lenses and a brimmed hat to protect our eyes and the tissue around our eyes as well.

Patients visiting Texas EyeWear Opticians at The Clinic of Texas will find a wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses available to choose from. Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. It is also important to have UV protection in everyday eyewear, which is readily available with a number of UV blocking eyeglass lens materials, specialized coatings and photochromic lenses.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services.  Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and
management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.

To learn more about The Eye Clinic of Texas you may visit www.ecot.com or facebook.com/ecot.lasik For additional information, contact:

Amy Trittel, The Eye Clinic of Texas, 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas
77550, atrittel@ecot.com, 1-800-423-3937

SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

 


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