Protecting Your Eyes From the Florida Sun

sunshield Close your eyes and conjure up a perfect Florida day; more than likely you envisioned a bright, sunny sky with wisps of brilliant white clouds floating lazily across a perfect azure sky. Perhaps you’re at the beach, or fishing on a lake, or participating in any one of the many outdoor activities Florida offers. Whether or not you have perfect vision, require corrective lenses, or have had corrective eye surgery in Orlando, you should do everything possible to protect them from the damaging effect of both UVA and UVB rays.


Doc Brock is a Florida native, and he knows the importance of protecting your eyes from these harmful rays. He recommends wearing a high quality pair of sunglasses whenever you are driving or enjoying the awesome weather. Your eyes, just like your skin, are susceptible to sun burn, and you may want to consider wearing a wrap-around or large-framed sunglasses to reduce potential sun exposure. Those rays can be sneaky and get into your eyes from around the sides of your frames. High-quality sunglasses will also have polarized lenses to reduce glare. You can help to decrease the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, or other abnormalities of the eyes by protecting them from the sun starting today.

Doc Brock also recommends wearing protective safety glasses whenever you are involved with projects that include chemicals in liquid form to prevent accidental splashing into the eyes. If you are out working on the pool or hot tub, don’t forget the safety glasses when adding chlorine, salt, or any other water-stabilization product. Other possible irritants include insecticides, fertilizers, and sand. Protective glasses are also suggested when your activity might result in small particles becoming airborne. Activities such as mowing the lawn, weed-whacking, or trimming the hedges can cause floating debris, which might find their way into your eyes.

Life in Florida affords us the opportunity to be outdoors and active year round. Keep in mind that sports that have the potential for causing a head injury also include the possibility for an eye injury. Professionals suggest that wearing goggles designed to protect your eyes from the sun and projectile objects, such as balls, should be made of polycarbonate lenses with 100 percent UV protection.


Those with an anti-fog feature are also better for your eye health. The anti-fog characteristic is also helpful when looking for swim goggles. A well-fitting pair of swim goggles can serve to protect the eyes from water seepage that may include pool chemicals and bacteria which can irritate your eyes. If you are an outdoor swimmer, goggles with tinted lenses are recommended to protect your eyes from the sun’s reflection on the water.

Your vision is the number one priority at Magruder Laser Vision. Doc Brock is here to personally meet with you to address any concerns you might have about your eye health, protecting your eyes, and options for corrective eye surgery in Orlando. Magruder Laser Vision should be your first choice when considering your vision and eye health. Contact us online, or call us at 407-843-5665. We are Magruder Laser Vision — Correcting Eyes. Changing Lives.