Sunglasses and the Sun

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.

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. They can cause glaucoma, cataracts, and many other eye conditions to develop. According to WHO, 20 percent of cataract cases are avoidable with proper UV eye protection. Proper eye protection is important any time of year. But, choosing the right sunglasses is no easy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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