The sun’s rays are in full effect this summer. And we want to ensure you and your loved ones are keeping your eyes protected, while enjoying time in the sunshine.
According to All About Vision.com, the risk of damage to our eyes and skin from solar UV radiation is cumulative, meaning the danger continues to grow as we spend time in the sun throughout our lifetime. So, developing “Sun Smart” habits in our families is important!
Here are a 5 helpful tips to remember when protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays:
- Not all sunglasses block 100 percent of UV rays. Be sure to read the labels!
- Remember to wear sunglasses even when you’re in the shade.
- Kids need to wear UV protection even more than adults.
- Wearing a wide-brimmed hat can reduce your eyes’ exposure to UV and HEV rays by up to 50 percent.
- Extended exposure to the sun’s UV rays has been linked to eye damage (including cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss).
Tips from All About Vision.com.
Quiz time! Click here, http://www.allaboutvision.com/sunglasses/sunglasses_quiz.htm, to test your knowledge of “Sun Smarts”.
Enjoy your summer and protect your eyes,
~Dr. Levine and the LECC Team