UV Safety Awareness Month
Am so sure we all love those warm summer rays, but most importantly we must remember to protect our eyes and skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
Sure You Are Asking, Why?
The sun emits radiation known as UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. Both UV-A and B are harmful to our eyes.
UV-A makes up the majority of rays that reach the earth’s surface which penetrates the eye and potentially cause damage to the retina (the back of the eye).
UV-B is more harmful than UV-A though its intensity is not as high as UV-A. It causes sunburn and can damage the outer covering of the eye.
In other words, continuous exposure to UV rays leads to cataracts, multiple cornea disorders, conjunctiva degenerations, growth in the eye, cancer which can eventually lead to blindness or removal of the eye.
Do you know?
Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the risk of Ultraviolet radiation.
- Choosing the right Sunglasses which is not dependent on how dark the sunglasses is but has the ability to block 100% of both UV-A AND UV-B.
Wearing a Hat.
- Staying in a shade, sunlight is strongest at midday to early afternoon.
- Never look directly at the sun, especially during an eclipse this can cause solar retinopathy.
- Avoid tanning beds.
By taking these right precautions to protect you and your family from UV rays, everyone can enjoy the sun and outdoor safely.#July#uvsafetymonth#sunlight#uvrays#uva#uvb#sunburnedeyes#cataract#eyecancer#growth#