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How to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

Sun wearing sunglasses

It’s that time of year! The sun is out and shining! Which means you’re more likely to encounter harmful rays. While the sun offers important vitamins, such as vitamin D, it can also be  harmful.

The sun is most prominent between 11am and 2pm. It is important to try to limit your exposure to UV rays during those times. While during the summertime is the most common time to consider sun protection, you actually need to protect your eyes all year round.

A very vital asset is your eyes, so it’s important to protect them! While there are many opinions about how the sun affects your eyes, the truth of the matter is, it is harmful. The best way to protect your eyes is wear UV protection sunglasses. Not only during sunny days, but cloudy days as well. As well as sunglasses, wearing a hat canassist your sunglasses in blocking the sun from hurting your eyes. The UV rays can still affect you even when we can’t visibly see the sun.

3 Different  Types of UV Rays:

  • AV-A: These rays can hurt your central vision, which is what your eyes use when you’re looking straight ahead of you.
  • UV-B: While your cornea and lens absorb most of these rays, overexposure to these rays can result in various eye diseases.
  • UV-C: We rarely interact with these rays (if we do at all). They are absorbed by the atmosphere, however, can be found in man-made sources of radiation.

Since UV-A and UV-B rays are penetrable through windows and clouds, it is highly recommended that you protect your eyes from their effects which can include: blurred vision, cancers, and eye wrinkles.

At Katy Optiks, we offer a wide variety of sunglasses and contacts that have UV protection. To find out more about our excellent lens options and UV protection sunglasses, please contact us today at 281-238-5524

5 Things to Look for in Your First Pair of Glasses

Shopping for your first pair of eyeglasses is a fun and memorable experience. The glasses of today are stylish and flattering, even being adopted by some brands as unprescribed fashion accessories. In the search for your perfect first pair of eyeglasses, however, it’s important to consider personal factors in order to find the perfect make for you and your lifestyle.

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The Benefits of Contact Lenses

Are you tired of losing your eyeglasses, and then forced to go all day without seeing properly? Contact lenses may be the perfect solution! Whether you’ve just bought your first pair of contact lenses, or you’re simply curious about whether contacts may be the right choice for you, read on. You’ll learn four big benefits to wearing contact lenses, and the easiest way to change your ‘vision game’ for good.

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Eyewear Trends To Follow This Spring

Now that winter has finally ended, we can start expanding our wardrobe’s color palette, including our eyeglasses. If you’re sick of muted colors and the color black, then this Spring’s eyewear trends are bold in the way they present details, and diverse in their range of colors and styles. Subtlety and originality carries the charm that comes with these fresh new trends! Continue reading “Eyewear Trends To Follow This Spring”

Finding The Perfect Eyeglasses in Katy TX

Katy Optiks injects luxury into your lifestyle by providing you with fashionable eyeglasses that are tailored to your optical needs. Our selection of fashion and performance eyewear include styles ranging from classic shapes to modern trends. Plus, our contact lenses are a comfortable option for those who would like an alternative to glasses. We also provide fashion and performance eyewear for kids and tweens, so if your children need eyeglasses and want to look great, Katy Optiks ensures that both needs are fulfilled.  Continue reading “Finding The Perfect Eyeglasses in Katy TX”