Did you know that wearing sunglasses to defend against UV rays is just as vital as wearing a hat? The sun’s light is split into three types called “visible” light, “ultraviolet (UV)” rays, and the part that hits anything but our eyes. The sun’s UV rays cause sunburn, they can also damage our eyes.
Effects of Excessive UV Rays on Unprotected Eyes
People who go on holiday to sunny locales for a little fun in the sun should be wary of unprotected exposure to ultraviolet rays. If your unprotected eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV rays over a short period of time, you could experience a sunburn of the eye.
This eye condition is also known as ultraviolet keratitis or photokeratitis. It is usually only temporary, but it can be uncomfortable, producing dryness and irritation, as well as a gritty feeling in the eyes and increased light sensitivity.
How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Damage?
Wear Sunglasses or BlueLight Shades
Wear pair of sunglasses or bluelight shades that states it blocks 100% of both UVA and UVB exposure and 80-100% of visible light. Make sure they also block 50-90% of blue light (a wavelength responsible for disrupting melatonin production) – this will make it easier to see things in the distance as well.
Do Not Stare at the Sun
Looking directly at the sun can damage your eyes and potentially cause blindness. You should wear authentic sunglasses that block UV rays.
Your eyes are very sensitive to UV rays, and they are easily damaged if you are not careful. When you are out in the sun, remember to wear sunglasses with UV protection and avoid staring directly at the sun. If you spend a lot of time at the beach, you should also consider wearing a hat to protect your face, neck, and head from UV rays.
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