Beauty Forum Feb23 - Flipbook - Page 68
Protect your eyes
Over exposure to UV light raises your risk
of eye diseases and other problems
"UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or
indoor artificial rays, can damage the eye's
surface tissues as well as the cornea and
lens," says ophthalmologist Michael Kutryb,
MD, a spokesperson for the American
Academy of Ophthalmology. "Unfortunately,
many people are unaware of the dangers UV
light can pose. By wearing UV-blocking
sunglasses, you can enjoy the summer safely
while lowering your risk for potentially blinding
eye diseases and tumours."
Ultraviolet (UV) light can harm your
People of all ages should take precautions
whenever they are outdoors.
Growths on the eye, such as pterygium, can
show up in our teens or 20s. Surfers, skiers,
fishermen, farmers and others who spend
long hours under the midday sun or near
rivers, oceans and mountains are at risk.
Snow blindness, a form of photokeratitis,
can quickly develop after exposure to UV
reflections off of snow, ice, sand or water.
Too much exposure to UV light raises your risk
of eye diseases and other problems. Here are a
few of the eye conditions you can avoid by
Protect your eyes from sun
damage in every season
Cataracts and eye cancers can take years to
develop. Each time you bask in the sun without
eye protection, you increase your risk of
serious disease. Babies and children need to
wear hats and sunglasses for this very reason.
Many sunglasses shoppers forget to check
the UV rating before purchasing a pair. Be
sure to select sunglasses that provide 100%
UV or UV400 protection, or block both UV-A
and UV-B rays. If you're unsure, check out
our recommended types of sunglasses.