Posted on May 24, 2017
Summer is right around the corner, and it’s time to get out the sunblock and sunglasses.
While we tend to only reach for our shades when it’s sunny out, sun damage to eyes can occur year-round– even if the weather is cloudy. In fact, 80% of the sun’s rays penetrates clouds, so even when you are blinded by the light, you need protection!
Overexposure to UV light raises the risk of eye diseases including cataracts and even cancer. Intense exposure to the sun’s rays can even burn the cornea resulting in temporary or permanent blindness.
To ensure you and your aging loved one’s eyes are protected from sun damage, follow these simple steps: