Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes During Summer
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By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- To prevent skin damage, you apply sunscreen. But how can you protect your eyes from the summer sun's glaring rays?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises:
- Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) light. Look for glasses labeled as "100% UV protection." Styles that wrap around your head may offer added protection.
- Wear a hat with a wide-brim.
- Keep yourself and your kids out of direct sunlight during peak local hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Your eyes always need dalight protection -- even on cloudy days and during winter.
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