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You know how important it is to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. But after you slather on the sun block, make sure to protect your eyes too. Slip on a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from sunburn, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, blindness, and even cancer of the eyelids.
Sunglasses Protect Eyesight in Every Season
According to our optometrists, many people don't realize the importance of protecting their eyes from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Although you can't see it, you should always protect your eyes from overexposure to UV radiation. Don’t be fooled by overcast skies. Sunlight can harm eyes in any season, not just summer. Even on a cloudy day, UV light from the sun can cause sunburn on the cornea of your eyes. It can also cause blurred vision, redness, and irritation.
Before Heading Outdoors:
Sunglasses for Kids
Children and teens also need to protect their eyes from the sun. VSP optometrists say we get 75-80% of our UV exposure before we turn 18. It's especially important that kids wear sunglasses from an early age. For a wide selection of children’s sunglasses browse Eyeconic's kids sunglasses.
Choose the Best Sunglasses for You
You want sunglasses that are fashionable—but they should also provide maximum UV protection for your eyes and fit your lifestyle. Dr. Johnson offers these tips for finding the right ones for you.
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