Why You Need Special Glasses to View Next Week’s Eclipse

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Next week, on August 21st, millions of Americans will be able to view a total solar eclipse as it passes over the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. The last time we were treated to an eclipse of this magnitude was way back in 1979. But you can’t just walk outside and look up toRead more…

How Does Sunlight Damage Our Eyes?

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Just as sunlight damages the skin, the eyes are also susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Eyelids are particularly vulnerable to UV damage due to their thin skin and fragile tissues. Years of unprotected UV exposure can also damage the lens and cornea over time. Without adequate protection, prolonged sunlight exposure can lead toRead more…

Don’t Skimp on UV Protection. It Could Save Your Vision!

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Unlike most accessories, sunglasses are far more than just a stylish trend. Volumes of research have shown they help protect our eyes against harmful UV rays and other forms of radiation, which can later contribute to cataracts, pingueculae, pterygia and photokeratitis. And there’s more — new research has found that exposure to the sun’s “blue light,” orRead more…

Eat These 5 Foods to Protect the Health of Your Eyes

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Our vision shapes the way we see the world. Likewise, it’s important that we do whatever we can to protect our eyes from harm, like wearing UV-blocking sunglasses when we’re outside. But wearing sunglasses isn’t the only thing we can do to protect our eyes. We can also eat foods that promote eye health andRead more…