Why We Must Always Wear Sunglasses?

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We are always recommended to protect skin from sunlight and ultra violet exposure. However, the eye area seem to often forgotten. According to Dr. Manny Alvarez, a gynecologist and obstetrician and also the author of The Checklist: What You and Your Family Need to Know to Prevent Disease and Live a Long and Healthy Life, eye is also part of the body that must always be protected from ultra violet exposure.

Why Wear Sunglasses?

UV exposure is not only derived from the sun, but also the reflection of the sand, water, asphalt, and even snow. In short term, UV exposure can burn the front surface of the eye, as occurs in the skin as you bask in the sun for long periods. Excessive sunlight exposure in the long term can also cause cataracts.

To protect your eyes, always wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent UVA and UVB rays. And, for those of you who live in tropical countries where sunlight is lasts all year, if possible you must always wear sunglasses. In addition to sunglasses, a wide hat or umbrella can also protect the eyes as well as skin from the sun.

Source: FOX News

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