As we round out the summer months, some of us are probably a little more tan than we were a few months ago. However, given what we now know about the damaging effects of UV rays on our skin, getting the golden glow isn’t quite as desirable as it once was. That said, while more people are opting for skin safety over sunbathing, many still don’t realize how damaging sun exposure can also be to our eyes and vision.
Over time, exposure to UV rays can increase the risk of developing macular degeneration, cancers of the eye, or cataracts. In fact, the World Health Organization reports as much as 20% of cataracts may be caused by overexposure to UV radiation. (more…)