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Ask the Doc: How can I protect my eyes from harmful UV rays?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 5, 2015 2:59:00 PM

Featured this month: Dr.Edward Hu, Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract Surgery

“Your eyes, much like your skin, are very sensitive to Ultraviolet Radiation (UV). The same sunglasses that protect your eyes from the glaring summer sun can also protect them from cataracts, vision loss and cancer. The trick is that not all sunglasses are created equal.

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Topics: Eye care, Sunglasses

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month – Protect Your Eyesight

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 5, 2015 11:59:00 AM

We all know of how important it is to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays by wearing sunscreen and limiting our hours of sun exposure, but we often overlook taking the extra precaution to protect another equally as important organ – our eyes. Prevent Blindness, the oldest eye health and safety organization in the United States, has declared May Ultraviolet Awareness Month to educate the public on the risks associated with UV exposure and how we can prevent damage and protect our eyesight for the future.

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Topics: Eye care, Sunglasses

Can Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 20, 2014 9:42:00 PM

You wear a hat to protect your face, and lather on sunscreen to protect your skin; but did you know that your eyes are sensitive to Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) as well?

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Topics: Eye care, Optical, Illinois Eye Center Optical Boutique, Sunglasses