The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know
MedSun: Newsletter #51, August 2010

Healthy Women

The intense ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun damage sensitive cells in the eyes, eventually affecting vision. Experts say it is difficult to isolate the exact amount of damage that UV radiation imposes on the eye over a long period. However, a number of studies have shown that the effects build up and may increase the chance of developing eye problems later in life. This article provides information on how to reduce the risk of sun damage to the eyes.

Additional Information:

Healthy Women. The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know. April 2010.

http://www.healthywomen.org/sites/default/files/ffSunEyes.pdf


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