Monthly Archives: May 2015

Summer UV Eye Safety

“It’s almost summer in Michigan! We found this informative article on eye health from The American Academy of  Ophthalmology that has some great tips on keeping your eyes safe this summer.

Article Courtesy of: The American Academy of Ophthalmology

Why Everyone Needs Sunglasses and Hats This Summer

We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don’t forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. The same risk applies when using tanning beds, so be sure to protect your eyes from indoor UV light as well. Sunlight reflected off sand and water can cause photokeratitis, the condition responsible for snow blindness, so beach- and pool-goers take note. Continue reading Summer UV Eye Safety