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Why You Should Always Have Sunglasses On You

Did you know that UV rays can do a lot of damage, even during the cloudy Chicago Winter!IMG 20171109 183545 828

Here are some important facts that you should know about UV rays:

  • UV rays cause serious eye damage, and exposure has been shown to increase rates of Cataracts and Macular Degeneration, diseases that cause serious vision loss.
  • Even mild UV exposure can lead to eye irritation and contact lens irritation.
  • You may have thought that UV rays only come from the sun, the truth is UV rays reflect off of snow, concrete, windows, water and any reflective surface.
  • While hats are a great way to protect your face from sunburn, they only reduce UV exposure by 50%
  • High quality sunglasses are essential for blocking 100% off UV-A and UV-B rays, ask our optician about our wide variety of designer sunglasses frames for children and adults in our West Lawn Optical.

The temporary schedule through May 31st is as follows:

Only Emergencies and Urgent care. No routine eye exams.

We will start routine eye exams after June 1, 2020

The following hours are ok for Picking up glasses, contacts and re-ordering:

Sundays: Closed 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm
Wednesdays: CLOSED
Saturday 10am-3pm

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