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Tips From Phenix City's Eye Doctor: Wear Your Sunglasses

UV Protection - Wear Sunglasses - Tip From Phenix City's Eye Doctor - Gordy EyeCare

According to the 2015 study from The Vision Council, one in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses while outside. This is a surprisingly high number given most peoples knowledge of UV rays and their irreversible cumulative damage to their eyes.

"Short-term UV exposure can leave eyes bloodshot, swollen or hyper-sensitive to light. But over a longer term, this exposure can accelerate serious eye health problems, including cataracts, macular degeneration, abnormal growths on the eye's surface and even cancer of the eye and surrounding skin." - The Vision Council

Click here to read the full report from The Vision Council

UV rays are present whether the sun is out or not and it is important to wear sunglasses as often as possible when outdoors to make sure you are protecting your eyes.

For more questions: Click here to contact the Gordy EyeCare Team

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
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