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.