UV Rays Don’t Only Harm Your Skin
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The media has beaten us to death with it. We’re constantly barraged with commercials against it. Every year, more than 3.5 million people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year, because of it. Ultraviolet light does almost irreparable harm to our bodies, and we’re told to constantly slather gallons of sunscreen to protect ourselves.
Even with the rising cases of skin cancer today, there’s one thing that’s often forgotten. UV Rays can also permanently damage (and even “sunburn”) your eyes. Cataracts, macular degeneration, and pingueculae are only a few of the problems you can get from eye damage. And yes, these ailments as pleasant as they sound. All of these can result in temporary or permanent vision loss, and, with current technology are either costly, painful, or impossible to fix. Of course, these is a way to protect your eyes.
Sunglasses, particularly ones that wrap around your head, offer the best protection. Ideally, you’ll want sunglasses that block out 100% of UV Rays, which are commonly labeled as having “UV 400 Protection.” These are the sunglasses you’ll want for total protection. Eye damage caused by UV Rays last a lifetime. From the point where we’ve all first stepped foot outdoors, until now, every bit of damage from UV Rays our eyes have absorbed will remain. With that said, just as we all are quick to slather on our sunscreen, we should also opt to protect our eyes, one of our most vital windows to the world.