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Healthy Headlines: Protect your eyes from harmful impact of the sun this summer; block UV light

St. Elizabeth Healthcare During the summer, the temperatures increase and we all become very aware of the sun’s impact on our life. We vigilantly put on sunscreen to protect our skin, but have you thought about the sun’s impact on your eyes?  
 The sun emits radiation in the form of ultraviolet (UV) light. Although UV rays make up a small portion of the sun’s rays, they damage your skin cells...

Will your sunglasses prevent serious eye disease? Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians offers tips

With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays is greater. Excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. This is true for young and old people, year-round. Prevention is simple. Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation. But how do you know if your sunglasses are up to the...