Discover why protecting your eyes, like your skin, against the sun’s harmful rays, is important to the future of your sight.
Keep your children’s eyes sun safe
Up to 80% of a person’s lifetime exposure to damaging UV radiation occurs before age 18. Have your child wear sun protection, such as sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat or baseball cap, when outdoors.
Protect your eyes from the sun
You’d never consider going outside without sunscreen for your skin. It’s equally important to protect your eyes. The sun’s UV rays can damage the tissue of your eye, and because sun damage is cumulative, you’re at greater risk the more you’re exposed. Talk to a doctor of optometry to learn more about protecting your eyes against sun damage.
Choose sunglasses that make more than a fashion statement
Think of sunglasses as your eyes’ SPF, essential for your eye health. But not just any shades will do. Ensure that your sunglasses (or contact lenses) have UV protection.
Talk to your doctor of optometry
Your doctor of optometry will assess, diagnose or treat any eye health conditions, even those that may not yet have any symptoms. He or she can also help you select the right sunglasses for sun protection.
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