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The articles here discuss the dangers of UVA and UVB rays from the sun on our eyes. They also provide many tips to protect yours and your family’s eyes every day, regardless of the season and weather.

Only 31 Percent of Americans Say They Wear Sunglasses

Only 31% of Americans Say They Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a summer staple. It’s almost a crime for summer to grace us with its heat and not have a pair. So why is it that only 31 percent of Americans wear sunglasses? That’s an insanely low amount, especially when you factor in the fact that most American states have a strong sun almost […]

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Do You Have Surfer’s Eye

Do You Have Surfer’s Eye? – You Don’t Have to Be a Surfer to Have it

As the warm weather continues, we break out the bathing suits and towels and hit the beach, local pool and lake. We’ll spend endless days basking in the beautiful sun, lathered in sun screen. So you’ve got your skin covered, which is great! But what about your eyes? What are you doing to protect your […]

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Keeping Your Eyes Safe on Vacation

Keeping Your Eyes Safe on Vacation

When you’re on vacation, protecting your eye health is just as important as it is when you’re at home. Eye injuries can occur on vacation that may require immediate treatment. Your contact lenses or glasses can become lost or damaged while on vacation. You may even experience problems with your vision while you’re away from […]

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Real Dangers of UV Rays

Americans Don’t Know the Real Dangers of UV Rays

UV rays can have damaging effects on your eyes if they are left unprotected. This is a fact that not everyone knows, which is why more healthcare professionals are trying to spread the word about the importance of protecting your eyes when you’re outside. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, UV rays can still hurt your […]

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Do Polarized Sunglasses Really Make a Difference

Do Polarized Sunglasses Really Make a Difference?

Ultraviolet rays from the sun are incredibly damaging to our eyes, so proper eye protection is important any time of year. Choosing the proper sunglasses is no easy task, with so many choices available. There are many models and styles, making shopping for glasses much like shopping for cars. Additionally, the price range of glasses, […]

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Summer Festivals and Swimming and Eye Protection

Sum, Sum, Summertime… Summer Festivals and Swimming and Eye Protection

One of the best things about summertime is going on vacation! Who doesn’t love to sit on the beach and relax under the warm rays of the sun? But, while most people are so distracted by fun in the sun, they often forget about the damage the sun can do to their eyes. We all […]

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Can Eyes Get Sunburned?

Can Eyes Get Sunburned?

Although exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun or artificial sources, like a tanning bed, can be damaging to your vision, your eyes do not get sunburned the same way your skin does. They will not turn pink or red, or become a darker color. When eyes are sunburned, this usually means that […]

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Protecting Your Eyes During The Winter

Protecting Your Eyes During The Winter

Many people think of sunglasses as something they only need to worry about in the hot summer months. When we wake up one morning and see the bright sunlight after a week of cloudy, snowy days the last thing we think of is grabbing our sunglasses. This is one habit that you should try to […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

The Lack Of Sun – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

In the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the lack of bright light in Winter can cause a condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. The symptoms of seasonal affective disorder are similar to those of many types of depression. SAD can bring feelings of misery, hopelessness and despair. Fatigue and lethargy can make every activity […]

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How To Choose Sunglasses For Your Kids

How To Choose Sunglasses For Your Kids

We make sure our kids eat right, get enough sleep, and learn their ABCs. Yet while 65 percent of adults in the U.S. wear sunglasses, only 39 percent make sure their children’s delicate eyes are protected from the sun. It is believed that our eyes get 80 percent of their total lifetime exposure to the […]

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Protect Your Eyes During The Winter

Protect Your Eyes During The Winter

As the autumn trees turn crimson and gold, the days grow cooler, and we swap swimsuits for sweaters, it’s easy to forget about sunglasses, in particular, and eye health in general. But the change of season brings its own eye-care challenges, particularly for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re shredding the slopes or just sledding down your driveway, protecting […]

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