It finally feels like summertime is here in Manitoba! Time to fire up the barbecue and dust off the patio furniture to get outside again. Before you head out, remember your sun protection as well! Exposure to UV light outside raises your risk of eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration, so it’s worthwhile to put on sunglasses whenever you are outdoors. And don’t forget your kids; the effects of sun exposure are cumulative over our lifetime, and children’s eyes are even more susceptible when they are young. There are now so many options for sun protection, including prescription sunglasses, contact lenses with sunglasses over top, eyeglasses that turn dark in the sun and even contact lenses that turn dark in the sun. Come visit us for your next eye examination to discuss what option is best for you and your family! See you soon!