How UV Rays Can Damage Your Eyes

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How can UV rays damage my eyes?

How UV Rays Can Damage Your Eyes

UV rays can cause a lot of damage to your eyes, but it is easy to prevent this damage if you always wear sunglasses when you are outside during the day. Here are some of the ways your eyes can be harmed by UV rays.

  • Overexposure to UV rays can cause the front portion of your eyes to be damaged.
  • Exposure to visible light that is too bright and intense (or if you stare directly at the sun) can cause permanent retina damage and can also cause permanent loss of vision.
  • There is evidence that overexposure to UV rays over many years can increase your risk for developing cataracts, which cause a gradual clouding of the natural lens of the eye.
  • In addition, sunglasses will help you see better when driving in sunlight and can prevent serious accidents.



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