UV Protection Helps Preserve Your Vision
Wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection is just as important as wearing sunscreen when enjoying the sunshine.
Additionally, sunglasses should be worn to protect your eyes in all seasons to avoid the early development of eye disease. Sunlight reflected off sand, water, and snow can be extremely damaging, causing a condition called photokeratitis.
Prolonged exposure to UV can be damaging to your eyes. UV radiation can damage the eye’s surface tissues, cornea, and lens, increasing your risk for vision loss. However, wearing UV-blocking sunglasses will significantly lower your risk of permanent damage and vision loss.
Excess sun exposure can increase your risk of developing:
- Eye cancer
- Sunburned eyes
- Growths on or near the eye