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Protect your eyes from the summer sun.

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Summer – it’s one of the best times of the year, especially for those of us who love being outside. Whether you enjoy the beach, picnics, sporting events, hikes or any other type of outdoor fun, make sure you keep your eyes protected from the sun this summer. Here’s what you need to know.

UV Radiation

The sun gives off ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can affect us in many different ways. In small amounts, sunlight can help our health and wellbeing. According to the CDC and American Academy of Ophthalmology, our bodies create vitamin D when we’re exposed to sunlight and it can also help us sleep better. There are other benefits too.

However, too much sun can be harmful – to our eyes, skin and more. For our eyes, getting too much UV light can raise our risk of cataracts, eye cancers, abnormal growths, and other eye diseases and conditions.

Be smart – protect your eyes.

This summer and beyond, make it a point to protect your eyes and those of your loved ones. You can still take part in all the outdoor fun, but with a safe approach that keeps health top of mind. Here are some tips!

Ask your eye doctor if you need help or recommendations finding the best sunglasses for your eyes.

There you have it. Simple tips to help keep your eyes healthy in July and beyond. A summer of fun is in sight – as long as you take care of yours!

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