Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Eye Injury Prevention

In honor of July being eye injury prevention month, we wanted to bring your attention to the importance of eye protection during the summer months. We all know how important it is to protect our skin from harmful sun rays, but our eyes need to be protected too, and this is especially important for children since they tend to spend more time outside than adults do. It is recommended that both adults and children wear sunglasses that block out 99-100% of both UVA and UVB radiation. Any sunglasses that block out less than this can do more harm than good by causing the pupils to dilate. In addition to sunglasses, a wide-brim hat can help to block out harmful sunrays as well.