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Don’t Skimp on Sunglasses
Long summer days mean lots of sunshine – and the need
for sun protection. Long-term exposure to ultraviolet rays
can lead not only to skin cancer but also to cataracts and
other vision problems.
To protect your eyes, be sure to wear sunglasses. Optom-
etrist Brian Schmidt, of Henry Ford OptimEyes,™ offers these
tips for finding the right pair:
Look for lenses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA
and UVB rays.
Make sure the lens tint is uniform and not too light.
Polarized lenses are best for reducing glare.
Wraparound lenses provide the best eye and skin protection.
To be sure you’re getting a quality pair, it’s recommended to buy from
an eye care professional instead of the cosmetic pair from the drugstore
or mall kiosk.
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