The staff here at Spektackes are dedicated to keeping your eyes as healthy as possible as you live your life to the fullest. We want you know about the simple things you can do to keep your eyes healthy that you might not be aware of.

For instance, wearing properly rated protective sunglasses are vital for keeping your eyes healthy. The sun’s ultraviolet radiation can cause serious damage to your eyes if they’re over exposed.


Your eyes can suffer long and short term effects.Photokeratitis is what you’ll experience if you’re out in the bright sun too long without your shades.

Your eyes basically get sunburned, and they’ll feel like they have sand in them, they’ll become red, and you’ll develop an excess of tears.

If you experience this, you’ll heal and probably not have any real damage, but you’ll learn a painful lesson in the process.

But long term exposure doesn’t have nearly as happy an ending. Long term exposure can contribute to the formation of cataracts later down the line.

You can also experience serious damage to your retinas. When you go out in the sun, you should take the proper precautions.

Wear sunglasses rated to protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB radiation, but back those up with a good hat.If you wear prescription glasses, make sure you get a pair rated for UV protection.

You can get prescription active wear, too. They’re perfect for protecting your eyes from a fast moving ball and the sun’s harmful rays.

And don’t forget the kids. They’re young eyes are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV radiation.

Looking for a leading eye care professional in San Diego? To schedule an appointment for your annual eye exam or to be fitted for some prescription eye wear, please feel welcome to give us a call at 760-452-2895.

Spektacles is here for you.