Posts Tagged: sun exposure

Does sunscreen cause cancer?

It’s summertime and, generally, that means cracking open the sunscreen. What if I told you that your sunscreen could cause cancer? Studies have shown that some sunscreen brands use ingredients that your skin will absorb and may have adverse effects. And just last week, some sunscreens were pulled from the shelves after testing found they…
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Picking the perfect sunglasses

Are all sunglasses the same? Sunglasses should be purchased based upon a person’s visual needs and ocular health, lifestyle and recreational interests. Sunglasses can be purchased with polarized, non-polarized, or UV blocking filters. Polarized lenses help to reduce glare from reflected light sources such as snow, ice, water, metal and glass. For example, a downhill…
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Plan on watching the eclipse? Use glasses!

It may be tempting to take a peek at the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse without eye protection. After all, we are told it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. However that peek could leave you with a not-so-pleasant, permanent reminder of the event. You may have heard that you can do a lot of damage to your eyes…
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