Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays with Sunglasses


Summer is still a few months away, but at least the days are longer and we’re enjoying a bit more sunshine. However, with the sun out more, it’s important to protect eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the biggest concerns with the sun is extended exposure to UV rays that can damage your eyes. Cataracts, macular degeneration and even corneal sunburn are all risks associated with prolonged exposure.

There are a few things you can do to help protect your eyes (and vision) from dangerous UV rays:

  • Look for sunglasses that block 99% – 100% of both UVA (long waves) and UVB (short waves) light.
  • Polarized lenses or adding an anti-reflective coating can provide additional protection by reducing the amount of the sun’s glare that reaches your eyes.
  • Don’t stare directly at the sun and be careful from reflections from the water, sand and pavement.
  • Schedule regular eye exams to monitor eye health and to speak with a doctor about any concern you may have about UV rays and vision health.

Enjoy the nice weather, but make sure to protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays.

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