With the official start to summer just behind us, thought we'd share just how important it is to protect your eyes from harmful UV Rays. We often remember to protect our skin by using sunscreens and sunblocks, but how often do we really think about protecting our eyes? Or our children's?
According to this article, "Keep an 'eye' on UV Rays" by Chad Douglas, "exposure to UV-A and UV-B radiation from the sun's rays can have both long- and short-term effects on the eyes and your vision." It's also extremely important to start getting your children and teens in the habit of wearing protective eyewear when outside. "Dr. Paul Tracy from SPECS says start your kids in sunglasses as early as you can get them to wear them."
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So, the next time you're out soaking up some rays, take a minute and grab your favorite pair of shades-and don't forget the SPF-15!