Female with red hat shielding eyes from sun

Keep Your Eyes Safe from Dangerous UV

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer.

July is UV Safety Month and we like to remind the public of the importance of shielding eyes from the sun’s harmful rays with 100 percent UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats.

UV damage to the eyes be can short-term symptoms such as eye pain, blurred vision and tears. They can go away in a day or two.

Some UV damage may be cumulative, leading to cataract or macular degeneration later in life. People who work or play in the sun for long periods of time are at the greatest risk.

Always protect your eyes when you are out in the sun.