According to the EPA “exposure to UV radiation has cumulative effects on the yes. Damage today leads to eye problems tomorrow. The EPA has produced a brochure to help you “Prevent Eye Damage.” You will find information regarding:
- Potential effects of UV radiation on eyes
- Statistics related to cataracts
- How to protect your eyes
- Teaches children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun.
Some tips from the EPA
- Always look for labels that clearly state the sunglasses block 99-100 percent of UV-A and UV-B ras
- Check often to make sure the sunglasses fit well and are not damaged
- Choose sunglasses that fit your face and lifestyle but that are large enough to shield the eyes from most angles.
- Find a wide-brimmed hat to wear with the sunglasses. Wide-brimmed hats greatly reduce the amount of UV radiation that reaches the eyes.
Have fun, but play it safe.
posted by – Susan, Health Reference Services