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Healthy Well-being Tip of the Week

Protect Your Eyes With Sunglasses

Sunlight reflecting off sand and water further increases exposure to UV radiation and increases your risk of developing eye problems. 

  • Choose sunglasses labeled with a UVA/UVB rating of 100% to get the most UV protection.
  • Do not mistake dark-tinted sunglasses as having more UV protection. The darkness of the lens does not indicate its ability to shield your eyes from UV rays. Many sunglasses with light-colored tints, such as green, amber, red, and gray can offer the same UV protection as very dark lenses.
  • Understand that pricier sunglasses don’t ensure greater UV protection.
  • Even if you wear contact lenses, wear sunglasses that offer UV protection.
  • Know that sunglasses are the most effective when worn with a wide-brim hat and sunscreen.

 

Julia Williams
Assistant Director for Compensation & Benefits
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