Protecting Eyes From Changing Sun Patterns

September 4, 2018

Dora Adamopoulos, Optometrist

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Nearly half of U.S. adults don’t wear sunglasses while driving. According to The Vision Council, unprotected vision can impede drivers’ ability to clearly see other cars, pedestrians, and traffic obstacles. During fall months, sun obstruction and glare is increasingly prominent, and can result in traffic accidents and injury.

Optometrist Dora Adamopoulos [ADAM-OPP-OH-LUS] says to take extra care to minimize your vision impairment while driving.

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THE SUN’S U-V RAYS CAN BE EXTREMELY HARMFUL TO DRIVERS’ EYES DURING FALL MONTHS. AS THE SUN MOVES CLOSER TO THE HORIZON, INTENSE U-V RAYS START TO EMERGE AT PEAK MORNING AND EVENING COMMUTE TIMES. DRIVERS WHO DON’T KEEP SUNGLASSES HANDY ARE OFTEN CAUGHT OFF-GUARD BY THESE CHANGING SUN PATTERNS. TO PREVENT BLIND SPOTS AND REDUCE SUN GLARE, ALWAYS KEEP A PAIR OF UV-PROTECTIVE SUNGLASSES IN YOUR CAR. POLARIZED LENSES ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD AT ABSORING GLARE AND ENHANCING CONTRAST.

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To learn more about healthy vision and safe driving, visit www.thevisioncouncil.org.    

 

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