Did you know your eyes are like an egg?

Did you know your eyes are like an egg?


Eyes are made up of proteins, just like eggs.  What happens if you cook an egg for breakfast?  Its texture becomes cloudy and white.  Similarly, over time, sunlight will “cook” our eyes and cause eye diseases such as pterygium, cataracts and even macular degeneration.  It is important to wear sunglasses when you are outdoors to protect your eyes from the harmful UV light to slow down the “cooking” process over our lifetime.  There are many sunglasses that provide us with different levels of UV and glare protection.

We are excited about a new product which, for the first time, combines both polarized lenses with Transition technology (they turn dark outdoors and become clear indoors). This unique product will be available next month.

If you are not sure what type of sunglasses to buy to protect your eyes, come by Avenue Eyecare and we’ll help you select the best option for you!

Dr. Sherman Tung, OD FAAO drtung@avenueeyecare.com

Vancouver Optometrist