Posts Tagged: sunglasses

Tips for healthy eyes

Vision is one of our most important senses. Here are a few tips to maintain the health of our eyes as we get older: Wear sunglasses outside. Excessive exposure to UV light will speed up the aging process of our eyes through increased oxidation. UV light is responsible for the progression of cataracts (clouding of…
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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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It’s time to put on the sunglasses

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can have a lasting impact on your eyesight. According to the National Eye Institute, UV rays can contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration and more. Wearing the proper sunglasses can help protect your vision. UofL Physicians has tips for choosing the right sunglasses for you and explains why it’s important to…
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Freckle in the eye

Just like in the skin, you can get a freckle (nevus) in the eye also. Most freckles are benign, though they need to be watched as they have a small chance of conversion to melanoma (cancer). The freckle can be in the white part of the eye (conjunctiva), the colored part of the eye (iris)…
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Squinting won’t do!

Sunglasses can make us look cool, others fashionable. But if you spend any amount of time outside, you need sunglasses. All sunglasses are not the same Not all sunglasses are created equal. The lenses in sunglasses may be polarized, non-polarized or UV blockers. Polarized lenses help reduce glare from reflected light (e.g. a fisherman may…
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