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Houston Doctors Encourage UV Awareness & Protection After LASIK & Cataract Surgery

"We strongly encourage our LASIK and cataract surgery patients to be aware and use UV protective eyewear-along with anyone who has had eye surgery," noted Bernard Milstein, M.D.
    HOUSTON, TX, May 07, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Eye Clinic of Texas ophthalmologists encourage Houston area patients to be knowledgeable about UV exposure, the risks of eye damage and injury and the need to wear sunglasses or UV protecting eyewear-especially if they have had previous eye surgery such as LASIK or cataract surgery. "The risk of sun and UV damage to your eyes can occur over the long term on a cumulative basis or can occur in a more acute manner," commented Allan Fradkin, M.D. "Most people don't realize that the risk of UV eye damage can literally change from day to day with the weather, the cloud cover and your physical location. Sunny days at the beach are certainly riskier than cloudy days and thus you may need to adjust the time you spend in the sun along with being particularly cautious about wearing properly selected and fit sunglasses at that time," said Dr. Fradkin. Dr. Da-Thuy Van noted, "LASIK patients and cataract surgery patients with advanced technology lens implants most often don't need to wear eyeglasses after their surgery-and they often just forget about the need for UV protection. We want them to remember!"

Because of the day to day variation in UV exposure, patients are encouraged to check their UV exposure risk by visiting the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SunWise information page where they can see their individual UV Index or even downloading the UV Index free mobile app, each of which will help you to be more aware and safe.

"For certain what we want to help eye surgery and other patients avoid is the risk of "sun burnt eyes" or photokeratitis, which is also called ultraviolet keratitis. This can be quite uncomfortable and even be sight threatening," stressed Dr. Van.

Patients visiting Texas EyeWear Opticians at The Clinic of Texas will find a wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses and sunglasses available to choose from. Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn't have to be overly expensive. High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. It is also important to have UV protection in everyday eyewear, which is readily available with a number of UV blocking eyeglass lens materials, specialized coatings and color changing Transitions lenses.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation. We are a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City with offices at 1100 Gulf Freeway, Suite 114, League City, Texas 77573, 7111 Medical Center Drive, Suite 110, Texas City, Texas 77590 and 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas 77550 that provide all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services.

To learn more about The Eye Clinic of Texas you may visit www.ecot.com or facebook.com/ecot.lasik

For additional information, contact:
Amy Trittel, The Eye Clinic of Texas, 2302 Avenue P, Galveston, Texas 77550, atrittel@ecot.com, 1-800-423-3937
SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
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The Eye Clinic of Texas was established in 1972 to offer greater Houston & Galveston eye care patients convenient and comprehensive medical, laser, surgical and optical eye care services. Patients in need of eye health and vision care, or eyeglasses and eyewear will find The Eye Clinic of Texas an advanced eye center with friendly professional staff.


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