It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy but it may not be so easy on your eyes. Excessive exposure to the sun’s UV A & UV B rays can harm your eyes.
In the short term, you can get “sunburn of the eyes” or photokeratitis and have temporary blindness (just ask Anderson Cooper — read about it here: COOPER SUNBURNED EYES).
Over the long haul it can lead to cataracts, possible damage to the retina and potentially macular degeneration, according to the American Optometric Association.
What can be done? Wear the proper sunglasses to start, and make sure that you wear sunglasses that have 99-100% UV A&B protection.Read more about it at the AOA site here: CARING FOR YOUR VISION
Grey, Green, Blue, Amber, Pink – What color should your sunglass lenses be?
The color of your sunglass lenses offer more than just a fashion statement. Depending on how they will be used, the tint of the lenses can greatly enhance your vision.
Grey and green lenses are most common and can be used for most outdoor activities but for specific sports or activities, brown, yellow, pink or blue lenses might offer better contrast and vision.Read more about it in this article by Dr. Steven Sage Hider of the California Optometric Association: SUNGLASS TINTS
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