UV Rays and How they Affect Your Vision

July 5, 2019

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially resulting in temporary blindness in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of the importance of shielding eyes from the sun's harmful rays with 100% UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats.

 

Learn more about the importance of protecting your eyes from harmful uv rays at https://www.preventblindness.org/how-can-uv-rays-damage-your-eyes.