Schedule Your Appointment Today!

773.973.3223

If this is a medical emergency,
please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Servicing Chicago and Surrounding Areas

How to Provide Your Eyes with Sun Protection

Your eye doctor will tell you that consistent eye care is key for promoting sharp vision long-term. Many people realize the importance of protecting their skin from the sun, but they never think to provide the same for their eyes. To practice good eye care near Chicago, watch this video for some helpful tips on protecting your eyes from UV rays.

When your eyes lack sun protection, this can lead to vision loss, cataracts, wrinkles around the eyes, and eye and eyelid cancer. For these reasons, eye doctors recommend that people wear sunglasses with dark lenses that completely cover their eyes and block 99% of both UVA and UVB rays. Also, wearing a wide brimmed hat, wearing contact lenses that have UV protection, using sunscreen, and staying in the shade between 10 am and 4 pm can help protect your eyes from the sun.

Need to schedule an appointment?

Please send us your information and we will contact you to set up an appointment.

Hours of Operation

Office hours at Gerstein Eye Institute are by appointment only and may change week-to-week based on the surgeons schedule. However, in general, our hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
  • Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM

The office closes daily from 12-1pm