UV light explained

What is UV? …And why does it matter?

Light is a form of radiation. The “visible light” is a small segment of the the electromagnetic spectrum. As summer approaches we hear a lot about UV light or Ultraviolet light.

Look at sunblock and you will see blocks so much UVA and UVA, sunglasses are the same way and now some clothing and outdoor furniture also talk about UV blocking which can fade their colors over time if their is no blocking.


  1. UVA – Aging:
    • 95% of all UV reaching the earth
    • remains constant all year long at most latitudes
    • responsible for aging of the skin and loss of elastin.
    • penetrates uncoated glasses
  2. UVB – Sun Burns
    • more intense then UVA
    • Strongest in the summer and can be filtered out by glass
    • sunblocks work to prevent UVB penetration to the skin

Overexposure and unprotected skin can lead to skin cancer, cataract development, macular degeneration, etc. There are some positives with limited exposures like vitamin D that is produced in the skin which helps with bone strength and density as well as helpful to the immune system.

Summer is more problematic due to more UVB being able to pass through the ozone layer. Watching the weather in mid and late summer there are days where an ozone alert is posted meaning exposure to UVB is particularly high on that day, which causes more damage quicker.


Eye Care for Tulsa

Optique provides Eye Care for Tulsa

Conveniently located at 51st and Harvard in Country Club Plaza is a leading provider of Eye Care for Tulsa. With a legacy of over 50yrs of offering Professional Eye Care, Tulsa trusts their families eyes and vision to the doctors and staff of Optique Professional Eye Care.

We are proud to be a part of our community and being blessed enough to help serve the eye care needs of our fellow citizens. We service infants to grandparents, accept most medical and vision plans and new patients. Call or staff at (918)743-9918, and allow them to help get you and your family scheduled for a comprehensive eye examination.

Optique has a full optical dispensary and contact lens options to fit anyone in your family. You will love the way you see and the way you look in your new eye wear.

Advanced imaging and technology is als0o a cornerstone of the practice here at Optique by employing the utilization of the OptoVue iVue OCT (ocular coherence tomography) to view ocular structures on an almost cellular level and iCam to capture retinal and anterior segment digital images. This instrumentation along with visual fields testing allows us to detect, document, treat and monitor a host of ocular conditions.

If you are looking for an eye doctor in Tulsa consider Optique Professional Eye Care to provide that eye care for you and your family.