Wear Sunglasses with Complete Ultraviolet Protection
You already know that you should protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and our eyes need similar protection. UVR comes from the sun and may also be reflected off surfaces such as water or sand.
The best way to protect your eyes from UVR exposure is to purchase and consistently wear sunglasses with 100-percent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Many inexpensive brands of sunglasses offer this protection, so you have a wide variety of choices. Make sure they are 100% UV protected. Also, remember to wear them even on cloudy days.
Too much exposure to UVR can cause photokeratitis or photo conjunctivitis Continual UVR exposure, particularly exposure to UVB rays, may cause cataracts development, pterygium (a non-cancerous growth over the cornea) or skin cancer of the eyelids.
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician or doctor.
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