Summer Staple for Eye Health

by on May 31st, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Eye HealthIt’s a scientific fact that the sun is stronger in the summer.1 While the rays may feel glorious, too much of a good thing can be harmful to our skin, as many of us know from past experiences with unpleasant sunburns. Another important area to protect that is sometimes overlooked: our eyes.

A survey from The Vision Council found that one in four adults doesn’t bother wearing sunglasses2, which is a simple practice that can protect the eyes when outdoors .

It is even more important for children to wear protective eyewear, as a child’s lens is less developed and cannot filter out UV rays as well as an adult.3 People with lighter-colored eyes may also be more prone to UV damage, some studies also suggest.

Short-term effects of too much unprotected sun exposure can include bloodshot or swollen eyes, along with an increased sensitivity to light. Long-term problems can include increased risk of cataracts and macular degeneration.2

While the intensity of UV rays does peak in the summer, they can be harmful year-round. These rays are especially reflective off of snow and are even present on cloudy days. So, use caution and sport some shades whenever you’re outdoors.

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  1. Suntrek.org, “Why Does the Sun Feel Hotter in the Summer?”
  2. The Vision Council, “Hidden Dangers of UV: Keeping Your Eyes Safe,” TheVisionCouncil.org.
  3. Prevent Blindness America. Children’s Eyes More Susceptible to Long-Term Damage from UV Rays, April 2010.

One Response to “Summer Staple for Eye Health”

  1. Kevin

    Aug 21st, 2012

    I often use sun glasses during summer.

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