Essential Tips from Cargo Eye Care

Living in North Texas means you’re familiar with our diverse climate. Whether you’re enjoying a lake or relaxing on your patio, playing sports or hitting the tennis or pickleball courts, safeguarding your eyes from sun damage is essential. At Cargo Eye Care, we prioritize your eye health year-round. With May being Healthy Vision Month and Ultraviolet Awareness Month, we want to highlight ways to keep your eyes healthy and protected, especially during the summer.

Understanding the Impact of Ultraviolet Rays on Eye Health in North Texas

Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun come in two main types: UV-A and UV-B. Both can contribute to various eye issues over time. UV-A rays may affect central vision by damaging the macula, while UV-B rays can harm the cornea and lens. North Texas’s sunny climate, coupled with reflective surfaces like water, increases our exposure to UV rays, making eye protection crucial.

How Does UV Exposure Affect Your Vision?

UV light can penetrate the delicate tissues of the eye, leading to conditions such as corneal damage, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Additionally, UV exposure is linked to skin cancers that can affect the eyes. Prolonged sun exposure is also associated with the development of a pterygium, a benign growth that can impair vision.

Protecting Your Vision in the North Texas Sun

Wearing a hat and sunglasses is the most effective way to shield your eyes from UV damage. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat to shade your eyes and reduce glare. Ensure your sunglasses have UV-blocking lenses with a rating of 99 to 100 percent protection from UVA and UVB rays or marked as UV400. Our optical boutique provides a wide selection of sunglasses with proper UV protection.

Choose sunglasses tailored to your activities, especially if you’re near water or other reflective surfaces. Polarized lenses can reduce glare, while wraparound styles offer added protection during outdoor tasks like gardening or yard work.

Prefer to shop online? Browse our entire selection of glasses conveniently from your home at shop.cargoeyecare.com. Simply add your selections to the cart, ‘checkout’, and we will have them ready to try on when you come in! 

Our Comprehensive Eye Care Services

Our team of doctors offers comprehensive vision examinations in Irving and to people in the neighboring communities. In addition to providing general eye exams, Cargo Eye Care specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of eye diseases including Diabetic Eye Disease, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration. Using advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products, Cargo Eye Care has the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and treat eye conditions such as Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Blepharitis (Inflammation), Cataracts, Computer Vision Syndrome, Dry Eye Syndrome, and Strabismus within our Irving office.

At Cargo Eye Care of Las Colinas, we are committed to improving the quality of life for people in Irving and the surrounding communities. We are dedicated eye care professionals who genuinely care about your eye health and are committed to providing exceptional personal service to everyone who walks through our door.

Experience the Difference at Cargo Eye Care in Irving, Texas

Cargo Eye Care, led by Dr. Jonathan Cargo, OD, and Dr. Reena Patel, OD, offers a wide range of eye care services, from routine exams to advanced treatments for eye diseases. Serving the Irving, Texas community, we specialize in in-house optical offerings and specialty optometry services for the whole family.

Prioritize your eye health this summer while protecting your vision in the North Texas sun by scheduling an appointment at Cargo Eye Care. Let us help you maintain optimal vision and eye wellness. Visit us to experience exceptional eye care tailored to your needs. Schedule your appointment today and safeguard your vision for years to come.