Now that summer is here, most people will be spending more time outdoors. Which is great! We want to give those eyes a break from computers and TVs as much as possible, but you need to remember to protect your eyes while outside. 

UV rays are present everyday of the year, even on overcast days. UV damage to the eyes is cumulative and often irreversible, but so easy to prevent! Always make sure you have UV rated sunglasses on and a hat too to help block the sun's rays to protect those eyes. Your eyes are the only internal tissue that is exposed to UV rays. 

Children and individuals who have light colored eyes are most at risk to UV damage. Some studies even show that UV rays may be tied to:

  • Cataracts
  • Eye cancer
  • Temporary sun blindness
  • Growths on the eye 

So make sure you cover up and protect your eyes this summer with sunglasses and a hat!