School’s out, the weather’s hot, and you’re ready to hit the pool. As you race out the door, you run back for your sunscreen but what else did you forget? Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight not only increases the risk of skin cancer but may also increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancerous growths on the eye.
Ah, summertime. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping sweetly, and with the rising temperatures, you love spending time outdoors. Just as we protect our skin with sunscreen before we brave the summer elements, it’s equally important to safeguard our eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays that are part of sunlight.