Eclipse Aside, We Really Need To Protect Our Eyes

Now that everyone is talking about how to view the upcoming eclipse, it’s a good time to remind you that we need to protect our eyes every day.

An Ohio doctor wants people to know that putting on your sunglasses is more than a fashion statement. Doctor Reecha Kampani with the Cleveland Clinic says protecting your eyes from ultraviolet rays is just as important as using sunscreen to protect your skin. Kampani says it is possible to get a sunburn on the eyelids. She says it is also possible to get a thermal burn on the cornea if exposed to too much UV light and long-term exposure to UV light can lead to the formation of cataracts or macular degeneration. She recommends wearing sunglasses even when it's not completely sunny outside to make sure your eyes are protected. Source: MetroSource

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