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UV Protection for the Eyes: Sunglasses

One way to protect your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun is by wearing sunglasses.


Sunglasses & Importance of Sun Protection

Most people put on sunglasses during summer or at the weekend. However, sunglasses play a very important role in protecting your eyes. The sun emits UV rays which are harmful to the eyes. The glare from the hot sun damages the eyes as well. Different sunglasses give you protection from different situations. Polarized sunglasses offer maximum protection against harmful sun rays. Tinted sunglasses protect your eyes from glare. Here are the reasons why you should protect your eyes from the sun.


Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Regular vision screening by your pediatrician is insufficient. You should bring your child to a pediatric eye doctor for proper routine pediatric eye exams. The American Optometric Association says that there should be a set schedule for pediatric eye exams. Such eye exams are crucial from infancy. If you want to understand the importance of adequate routine eye exams, here’s what you should know.


Preventing Dry Eyes During Allergy Season

Dry eye syndrome and eye allergies are not the same things, although they are often confused for one another. Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eyes aren’t able to make enough natural tear film, or it drains too quickly. It can also occur if the substances that make up tear film aren’t perfectly balanced. The symptoms of seasonal allergies are very similar to that of dry eye syndrome, but with one distinct difference – itchiness.


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