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UV Protection

uv diagramThere is no shortage of information about ultraviolet rays (UV) and how prolonged, unprotected exposure to UV can lead to skin damage. It’s why we wear sunscreen when we’re in the sun for extended periods of time. Sunscreens offer various degrees of UV protection by filtering out or “blocking” the harmful, invisible UVA and UVB wavelengths of light.

But did you know the same, serious approach to protecting your skin also applies to your eyes?

Watch a short video about UV rays.

UV protection is critical to eye health

Eye exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause damage your eyes. Over time, UV can contribute to serious age-related eye conditions or diseases. That’s why wearing lenses with maximum UV protection is so very important. Because UV rays are always present outdoors—on sunny days, cloudy days and every day in between.
Unlike sunscreen that you apply and reapply, eyeglass lenses and sunglasses can have ultraviolet protection built into the lens, or applied as a lens treatment. Remember, although UV is invisible to the human eye, it is always present. Your lenses, therefore, should always provide UV protection.
The most important thing you need to know about UV glasses is this: Be certain your eyewear provides near or exactly 100% UV protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Anything less is less than ideal for the short and long-term protection of your healthy sight.

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Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for information material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!

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To Our Valued Patients,

In our dedication to protect the health and well-being of our patients and staff, following the direction of the government and public health authorities in regards to the potential spread of COVID-19, we will be temporarily closing our office for 2 weeks as of Monday, March 23, 2020.

In the event of an eye health emergency, please call Dr. Kattan @ 780 860 7777.

For patient’s that have glasses or contacts remaining in our office that are not able to wait until we re-open to the public, please call us at 780-968-3030 or email icarefamilyvision@gmail.com. One of our staff will be monitoring and contact you to help assist.

As always, thank you for placing your trust in I-Care Family Vision & Eye Care and for your understanding during these trying times.

Dr. Abdo Kattan and the I-Care Staff are wishing you and your family good health.