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What is the importance of UV protection for my eyes?

What is the importance of UV protection for my eyes?

What is the importance of UV protection for my eyes?

UV damage is cumulative over your lifetime.  UV protection is important not only to aid in delaying the onset of cataract changes and macular degeneration, but also to protect the white part of the eye (the conjunctiva) and the sensitive skin around the eyes from premature wrinkles, cancer, and other benign tissue growths.  Adults, teens, AND children all can benefit from UV protection.  Similar to the importance of wearing sunscreen on our skin- wearing sunglasses can offer additional protection for your eyes.