Summer eye protection tips – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. There are some easy ways to protect your eyes this summer.
Bishop: One is wearing sunglasses.
Narrator: Dr. Rachel Bishop, an ophthalmologist at the NIH recommends that everyone wear sunglasses to block the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Bishop: We see a lot of sun damage to eye structures.
Narrator: She explains that sun damage can either be a nuisance later in life, or may actually contribute to a number of eye diseases that cause blindness. Sunglasses are especially important in situations where glare is a problem, for example at the beach or pool. For more information on eye health and protecting vision, visit www.nei.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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