Beauty Forum Feb23 - Flipbook - Page 69
Avoid tanning beds which pose the same risks
to your eyes and body as outdoor UV light.
By embracing these simple guidelines, you
and your family can enjoy the sun safely all
Sunlight and your health
Healthy exposure to sunlight can have positive
effects, as long as you protect your eyes from
You need a little natural light every day to help
you sleep well. That's because the lightsensitive cells in our eyes play an important
role in our body's natural wake-sleep cycles.
This is especially important as we age and
become more apt to insomnia.
Spending time outdoors in the daylight can
also help prevent near-sightedness in kids. Not
only is exercise great for eye health, but
exercising outside may be additionally
beneficial. Take your children outside to play
to help lower their risk for near-sightedness
and teach them good habits for a lifetime of
Additional tips to protect your eyes
from UV damage, no matter what the
Wear a hat along with your sunglasses. Broadbrimmed hats are best.
Protect children and senior citizens with hats
and sunglasses. Everyone is at risk for sun
Know that clouds don't block UV light. The
sun's rays can pass through haze and clouds.
Sunlight is strongest midday to early
afternoon, at higher altitudes and when
reflected off of water, ice or snow.
Never look directly at the sun. Doing so at any
time, including during an eclipse, can damage
the eye's retina and cause a serious injury
known as solar retinopathy.
Just don’t forget those hats and sunglasses!
Buy 100% UV protection from
all UV light
Darker sunglasses don’t always
mean they offer more UV
Polarized lenses reduce glare,
but don’t block UV rays
Do a lens quality check
Size does matter
Lense color doesn’t matter
Think of impact protection
when buying sunglasses
Price is not related to protection