Winter is here. That means warm mugs of cocoa, frosty window panes, early sunsets, and dreams of hibernation.
But it also means a variety of visual challenges for your patients. And finding one lens to meet these diverse needs of the season has historically presented its own challenges for eye care professionals. However, a revolutionary, new lens that's usually associated with warmer weather, could be the solution patients and ECPs have been seeking.
When most people think of UV exposure, their minds immediately go to skin damage. But UV exposure can do just as much, if not more damage to our eyes than it can to our skin, potentially leading to a variety of serious and irreversible conditions.
It’s winter and that means snowfall, skiing, snowboarding, and shoveling. But for those of us with eyes on the brain, it also means a lot of glare and reflected UV (ultraviolet) light. And that means it’s vital to remind patients about protecting their eyes.
Messages of UV protection are often reserved for appointments from May to June (depending on your zip code). But discussing UV in winter is equally important for several reasons.