July is UV Safety Month!
Studies show that long-term and excessive exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. If eyes are exposed to strong sunlight for too long without protection, UV rays can burn the cornea and cause temporary blindness in a matter of hours. Long-term sun exposure has also been linked to an increased risk of cataracts, cancer, and growths on or near the eye.
In support of UV Safety Month this July, Giliberti Eye and Laser Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds the public of the importance of keeping eyes safe from sun damage. Shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays reflected off sand and water with 100% UV-blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats.