Eye Diseases

Sunlight and Eyes

Summer often means many hours in the sun, and most of us remember to protect the skin with sunscreen but may do not remember eyes need protection as well, so it is important to start wearing appropriate eye protection at an early age to protect eyes from exposure to Ultraviolet rays.
Ultraviolet rays, whether from natural sunlight or indoor artificial rays, can damage tissues of the eye's surface as well as the cornea and lens. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of dangers that ultraviolet rays can cause, so by wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet rays Summer can be safely enjoyed with a reduced risk of potential eye diseases and tumors.
Everyone's eyes are susceptible to UV damage, regardless of age or skin color, but some people are at higher risk, where children at a higher risk of sun damage while playing outside.

Eye protection from sun damage:
Be sure to choose sunglasses that provide 100% UVA or UV400 protection, or block UVA and UVB rays. Here are some additional tips to protect your eyes from UV damage, no matter the season, summer or winter:

  • Use an umbrella for protection against sun's rays in addition to sunglasses, especially for children and the elderly.
  • Clouds do not block ultraviolet rays as sunlight can pass through fog and clouds.
  • Sunlight is strongest midday to early afternoon, and when it is reflected off the water.
  • Avoid looking directly at the sun, as doing so at any time, including during an eclipse, can damage your retina and cause a serious injury known as solar retinopathy.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds pose the same risks to the eyes and body as outdoor UV rays.
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection when going outside in winter

By adopting these simple guidelines, you and your family can safely enjoy the sun all year round.

How to choose the best full protection sunglasses:
Wearing appropriate sunglasses is one of the most important ways to protect against ultraviolet rays that can cause eye damage in the short and long term, so the following must be considered when purchasing them:

  • Must provide 100% UV protection.
  • The greater the area of the eye covered, the greater is the protection, so care must be taken to purchase large-sized or end-curved glasses to help reduce ultraviolet radiation that enters the eye from both sides.
  • Dark lenses don't necessarily block more UV rays.

The cost doesn't reflect the function of sunglasses. Less expensive sunglasses marked with 100% UV blocker can be just as effective as more expensive options.

Last Update : 03 September 2023 01:20 PM
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