July is UV Safety Month, an excellent time to practice protecting your eyesight from the sun’s damaging rays. Many people are unaware of just how harmful ultraviolet rays are to the eyes; overexposure can result in cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis. Each of the above conditions can result in vision loss.
“There is a fundamental misunderstanding among patients about how widespread and damaging UV radiation can be on eye health,” said Dr. Robert Schultze, of Cornea Consultants of Albany. “People assume that wearing sunglasses occasionally will fully protect them from harm, but maintaining healthy vision requires much more consistent protection.”
San Diego Center for the Blind can help anyone who is experiencing blinding eye diseases. We invite you to learn more about the programs we offer.
“Healthy vision can be damaged by invisible threat”