· The Monte Real Yacht Club and Óptica Real organize an informative talk on the importance of protecting the eyes from the sun next Friday in Baiona
· UV rays can cause tumors, cataracts, macular degeneration or visual fatigue among other eye problems
· The first 40 people who arrive will receive a Tablet case as a gift and polarized sunglasses will be raffled among all attendees
The Monte Real Yacht Club and Óptica Real organize an informative talk on Friday, July 17 in Baiona on the importance of protecting the eyes from the sun.
The optician-optometrist and member of the training team of the Varilux Institute, Noelia Suárez, will be in charge of explaining to the attendees the dangers that UV rays can pose to the sight. It will also offer a series of recommendations to protect the eyes from the sun and avoid future eye problems and injuries.
Although there is increasing awareness of the dangers that the sun poses to the skin, there are still many who are unaware of the impact that excess UV rays can have on their eyes. Ultraviolet radiation is related to the development of tumors, cataracts and macular degeneration. In addition, exposure to sunlight can also cause eyestrain, as the pupil works to keep the amount of light reaching the retina at an optimal level.
Wear suitable sunglasses that block UV rays and avoid excess light on the retina; wear hats, caps or visors; or using sun protection around the eyes are some of the tips from the experts, but there are many more, which will be announced in the talk organized by Monte Real and Óptica Real.
The appointment is next Friday the 17th at seven in the afternoon at the club’s facilities in Baiona, and the first 40 attendees will receive a tablet case as a gift. In addition, polarized sunglasses will be raffled among all attendees.