7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Eye Problems

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7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Eye Problems

Try these simple tricks to help safeguard your vision, prevent painful dry eye, and more.

Choose the Right Shades

Only 47% of Americans consider UV protection to be the most important factor when buying sunglasses, according to a survey conducted by the American Optometric Association. Overexposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, or even skin cancer around the eyelids. Pick shades that block out 99–100% of both UVA and UVB radiation and 75–90% of visible light.

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