Protect your eyes from sun damage

Not just your Ray Bans and designer brands, Lady Gaga, Bono, even Elton John are known for their face frames!

Stepping around the fashion police, there are important reasons to grab your sunnies on the way out the door.

Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

The sun’s intense ultraviolet rays damage sensitive cells in the eyes, eventually affecting vision. Experts say it is difficult to isolate the exact amount of damage that UV radiation causes to the eye, but studies show that damage builds up and may increase the chance of developing problems later in life like cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye.

Eye Damage in the Short Term is Possible

Damage that can occur in the short term includes photo keratitis and photo conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membrane outside of the eye (think pink eye). If your eyes feel tired, sore and gritty after a day at the beach, skiing or boating, you may have UV radiation exposure.

So don’t forget to get some good quality sunnies and protect your eyes from serious harm.