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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.

July Is UV Safety Month: What You Need to Know

July Is UV Safety Month: What You Need to Know

It’s summer vacation and you take your family to the beach for a fun day in the sun. You realize you forget your sunglasses at home. Not a big deal, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, UV exposure can do severe damage to your eyes and other organs. Not to mention the damage it can do to your […]

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Why You Still Need to Wear Sunglasses in Winter: Protect Your Eyes from Harsh Winter UV Rays

Why You Still Need to Wear Sunglasses in Winter: Protect Your Eyes from Harsh Winter UV Rays

When we think of summer, we’re flooded with images of beaches, sun hats, ice cream and sunglasses! How many times have you kicked yourself for not bringing along your sunglasses to a day at the beach or the park? Probably too many to remember, right? Despite what our culture would have you believe, sunglasses are […]

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Getting Ready for Summer… Here’s Our Lecture on the Importance of Wearing Sunglasses Again!

Getting Ready for Summer… Here’s Our Lecture on the Importance of Wearing Sunglasses Again!

You’re probably aware of our fondness for sunglasses. Not just as a fashion accessory, but as an essential tool in warding off unwanted eye conditions and diseases. The diseases most associated with excessive UV exposure can be easily prevented by simply slipping on a pair of your favorite shades. This spring, use the time to […]

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How to Protect Your Eyes from Sunscreen

How to Protect Your Eyes from Sunscreen

Can you feel that warm summer breeze rolling in? We sure can! After a long winter, everyone is about ready for some fun days in the sun. But before we can have any fun, we need to make sure that we have all we need to protect ourselves. What’s the first thing we think to […]

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Only 31% 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? – You Don’t Have to Be a Surfer to Have It

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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Americans Don’t Know the 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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Sum, Sum, Summertime... 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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