According to the "Prevent Blindness America" organization, protecting your eyes from UV radiation is just as important as safeguarding your skin. In particular, UV-rays can cause macular degeneration, cataract, pterygium (a growth that begins in the white of the eye and may affect the cornea), cancer of the eyelid, and corneal sunburn.
The best protection for your eyes is to wear UV-blocking sunglasses whenever you're outside. Here are some tips for what to look for when you buy sunglasses:
Additional resources can be found on the Prevent Blindness America website: http://www.preventblindness.org/uv/.
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