Everything Surfers Need to Know About
What is Macular Degeneration? What are the Effects?
Macular Degeneration is a progressive disease that damages the central part of the retina. Initial symptoms include straight lines appearing wavy and splotches of darkness near the center of your vision. Macular degeneration will make driving, reading, recognizing faces and catching waves more difficult but it should not cause total blindness.
How Many People does Macular Degeneration Affect?
Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in Americans 55 years and older and it effects roughly two million people in the USA alone.
What Causes Macular Degeneration? How Do I Protect My Eyes?
Aging is the biggest factor for macular degeneration, but we can't do much about that. Nor can we do any thing about our race or our gender (whites and females are more likely to suffer the disease). Smoking and obesity are two causes of macular degeneration, but if you haven't quit ciggies and McDonalds because they cause death, you will not quit because they affect your vision. Researchers debate if exposure to sunlight plays a roll in macular degeneration. Since www.WearSurfGlasses.com sells sunglasses, we are inclined to say yes. At any rate UV radiation should have minimal or no effect on the disease. Blue light could be a culprit. Blue light can only be blocked by a yellow filter, so yellow and amber lenses are your best protection.
Are Surfers at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
https://nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/armd_factsSince surfers spend more time in the sun and are exposed to more blue light, they may suffer higher rates of macular degeneration than other demographics. If you are a surfer with macular degeneration, you came to the right place to score yourself some shades. If you would like to learn more about macular degeneration check the following links.