Eye doctors and eye care for Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake

April is SUNGLASS EXTRAVAGANZA time at Gontarek Eye Care!

By Gontarek Eye Care – 4/15/15

Gontarek Eye Care is featuring big savings on a wide variety of sunglasses for the entire month of April.

You’ll save money and protect yourself against the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays that can cause painful keratitis, cataracts, macular degeneration, and yes, even cancers of the eyelids or eyes.

Most of us understand the importance of sunscreen in the prevention of skin cancer, but many of us in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake do not think about protecting our eyes from UV damage.

Our eye doctors have provided some easy ways to do that:
1. Wear a quality pair of sunglasses when outdoors.
2. Wear a brimmed hat, with your sunglasses, when outdoors.
3. Avoid sun exposure when it is the most intense — from 11am – 2pm.

Quality sunglasses are those with lenses that block 100% UV-A and UV-B rays. They also are designed to wrap slightly around your face to help block sun from entering in through the sides and top of the frame. A hat will help to cover areas that are not fully protected by your sunglasses.

Many people think that it is only important to wear sunglasses in the summer, maybe because that’s when the sun seems most intense. However, according to our eye doctors, sun in the winter can be just as damaging!

Our eye clinic and staff encourage you to get yourself and your family into the habit of wearing sunglasses regularly, all year long. You will reduce your risk of developing painful keratitis, cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancers of the eyelids or eyes.

To enjoy big savings on sunglasses in April, please visit us for our Sunglass Extravaganza all this month! If you have any questions, please contact us at (757) 966-2206.

About our eye care and doctors

Since 2010, our eye doctors have provided families in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake with the best eye care possible. Our eye clinic is rooted in the philosophy of good old fashioned honesty and customer service – and our patients appreciate that. Our eye doctors and staff provide everything from routine vision care like eye exams and new glasses to co-managing surgical patients.