During the summer months, it is quite common to hear tips to protect your body from dangerous UVB/UVA rays.
MedMassager is here to also remind you about eye health. Summer usually means more sun exposure for a lot of people, and according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts, growths on the eyes, and even cancer. In fact, “Sunlight reflected off sand and water can cause photokeratitis, the condition responsible for snow blindness, so beach- and pool-goers take note,” the site says.
Also, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, this same risk applies when using tanning beds.
Doctors suggest wearing UV-blocking sunglasses to help enjoy the summer safely and lower the risk of eye diseases and tumors at an early age.
Being eye smart doesn’t have to be difficult. Make sure to purchase eyewear that is labeled “100% UV protection” and are labeled either UV400 or 100% UV protection is the advice given by the site. The recommendation is also that even if you wear UV-blocking contacts, to still wear sunglasses.
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