During the warmer months we have an easy time remembering to apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing to prevent sun damage to our skin. But how often are you taking precautions to prevent sun damage to your eyes? Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be just as harmful to your eyes as they can to your skin.
Why is protecting your eyes during summer important?
There are two types of UV rays—UVA and UVB—that can prove harmful to your eyes. UVA rays can cause damage to the retina and the lens of the eye. UVB rays can cause even more damage because they are absorbed by the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye.