Here at Laser Vision Delaware, we can provide the sunglasses you need after your PRK surgery. For more information, contact us today at 302-656-2020.
Experts at the National Eye Institute say that after your PRK (photorefractive keratectomy), you need to stabilize your vision. An essential component in achieving visual stability is to protect your eyes while you heal. Eye experts recommend wearing quality sunglasses while recovering from your PRK surgery. If you want to ensure the proper healing of your eyes, here’s what you need to know in choosing the best sunglasses after your PRK surgery.
After your photorefractive keratectomy surgery, you should look for sunglasses that can protect your eyes at all times. If you need to do some outdoor chores, you need goggles. This type of protective eyewear can shield your healing eyes from particles that float around you. Dust, debris, or grass can interrupt your healing process if they enter your eyes. Goggles can also protect your eyes when you go swimming. After your PRK surgery, you cannot get your eyes wet. Water can expose your cornea to fungi and bacteria that can cause pain and even vision loss.
Your eye doctor will prescribe UV (ultraviolet) protective sunglasses that have 99 to 100 percent protection from UV rays. Focus on selecting sunglasses that have 400 nm of UV absorption capacity. You should wear these sunglasses for about a year after your PRK surgery. Do so even if your eye specialist inserted UV-coated lenses into your eyes. UV-protective wraparound sunglasses are essential in covering the top, bottom, and sides of your eyes.
Your sunglasses should help you see better as well. Eye care providers say that you should check the quality of the lenses before you buy sunglasses. You can do this by looking at something rectangular. Cover your other eye as you look through the lenses. Move the sunglasses up, down, left, and right. If you see the lines wiggle, try the next pair. Once you see straight lines, the sunglasses are good for your eyes. Keep on trying until you get the right pair.
Although these are personal preferences, polarization and tint are important components in the sunglasses you wear after your PRK surgery. Polarized sunglasses are effective in deflecting glare from reflective surfaces. You should select polarized sunglasses that also filter out UV rays. Dark lenses tone down the brightness of the sun, relaxing your vision more as your eyes heal. Sunglasses that have these components can help you while you’re on the water or while you drive.
Eye specialists recommend durable lenses for your sunglasses. The said lenses should meet the high standards of the U.S.F.D.A. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). Look for polycarbonate plastic lenses that have a scratch-resistant coating. These sunglasses can serve you longer and more effectively.
Protecting your eyes as they heal after your PRK surgery is essential. Special, quality sunglasses will do the job efficiently. Here at Laser Vision Delaware, we can provide the sunglasses you need after your PRK surgery. You are welcome to visit our clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, for a one-on-one consultation. Please call us at 302-656-2020 if you want to set an appointment or ask questions about our available sunglasses suitable for post-PRK cases.