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Protect Your Eyes in the Sun

You probably already know that wearing sunscreen while outdoors can help protect you from skin cancer. But did you know that the ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can also damage your eyes? In fact, your eye doctor may be more likely to diagnose you with age-related macular degeneration if you have excessive, unprotected sun exposure. You might also be more likely to undergo cataract surgery at a clinic in Chicago if you neglect to protect your eyes.

Watch this video and consult your eye doctor for some helpful eye care hints. This video recommends wearing sunglasses every time you go outdoors. Look for shades labeled “UV 400” or “100 percent UV protection.” Pair your sunglasses with a hat and recognize that sun damage can occur even on cloudy and winter days.