Protecting Your Eyes

Summer is here!  As you and your family spend time outside in the sun, make sure to keep your eyes safe.   While the sun’s warmth is a welcome change, the strong rays of light it emits can be very dangerous.  Direct eye exposure to UV light without proper protection can cause cataracts, premature aging or wrinkling to the sensitive areas surrounding the eye.  Excessive UV exposure can also lead to macular degeneration which is the leading cause of blindness in the world!  The best way to have fun in the sun while also protecting your eyes is to wear high quality sunglasses that block out harmful UV Rays. 

The National Eye Institute recommends wearing sunglasses that block out 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation, so you can keep your vision sharp and your eyes healthy.  To learn more about sun damage and symptoms, check out the “Eye Care” tab at the top of our website or schedule a comprehensive eye exam at one of our optical stores.  You can also stop by either of our locations to browse our stylish, 100% UV sun wear, as we constantly add new styles to our collections.

Whether at the beach or in your car, you should always have a fashionable pair of shades that reflect your personal style!  Sunglasses are the perfect accessory and most importantly protect your vision.  To schedule a routine eye exam or browse our new lines and products, call or stop by one of our two locations in either Cranberry or Fox Chapel!

Cranberry Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Cranberry
Cranberry Shoppes
20215 U.S. 19 
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Phone: (724) 772-9090

Fox Chapel Location:
Good Looks Eyewear Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Plaza
1101 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone: (412) 782-1919

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Upcoming Dates:
April 22nd
Fox Chapel Good Looks Eyewear
11am- 4pm

May 13th
Cranberry Good Looks Eyewear
11am-4pm

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10 Health Problems Your Eyes Could Be Showing Signs Of

10 Health Problems Your Eyes Could Be Showing Signs Of:

Nutrition Deficiency:

Dry eyes, irritated eyes, and blurry vision can be caused by poor nutrition. Ask your eye doctor if dietary changes or supplements will help.

Allergies:

Don’t suffer from red, itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies. Your eye doctor can prescribe treatments to keep your eyes comfortable year-round.

Color Vision Changes:

Do colors look faded? Changes in your color vision may be a sign of early cataracts or other eye health problems.

Liver Problems:

Yellow eyes could be a sign of liver problems. See your eye doctor and general physician to make sure your eyes are healthy and your liver is functioning normally.

Autoimmune Disease:

Autoimmune disease is when your body’s defense mechanism against disease-causing microbes starts attacking normal, healthy cells. Dry eyes and dry mouth can be the warning signs of an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s syndrome, which damages glands that produce tears and saliva.

Cancer:

Your eye doctor can check for sun damage that can cause cancer of the eyelids and front of the eye. Remember to wear shades outdoors in daylight to shield your eyes from UV.

Dementia:

Amyloid protein that builds up in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease may appear in the retina as an early marker of the condition. Detection requires a special test called SD-OCT.

Diabetes:

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause serious vision problems and even blindness. Routine dilated eye exams are essential to monitor of the disease.

High Blood Pressure:

Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in a routine eye exam so potentially life-saving treatment can be initiated and adjusted as needed.

Stroke:

During a dilated eye exam, your eye doctor can examine the health of blood vessels in the retina and detect signs of increased risk of carotid artery disease and stroke.

 

Contact Good Looks Eyewear today at our Pittsburgh or Cranberry location for more information. Or Call to schedule an appointment!