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July Is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Posted by Connie on Saturday, July 11th, 2009 at 8:59 pm and is filed under Health Information, Health Supplies Equipment.
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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month in the United States. The first thing I think about is hurting my eyes from an accident, but something very important to consider is keeping your vision safe from sunlight.

The UV rays from the sun can cause Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. But did you know that you can also burn your corneas? It is necessary to wear sunglasses that block UV rays from childhood. For infants, keep them out of the sun.

When you are doing work where your eyes may be injured, such as mowing the lawn be sure to wear goggles to keep your eyes safe. When playing sports do the same.

Your eyesight is precious. Since there are ways to protect it, do it always.

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  1. To protect your eyesight make sure you get sunglasses that wrap around because the UV rays can come in the side of sunglasses.
    .-= Bill´s last blog ..Tips for Better Eyesight =-.

    comment by Bill — July 12, 2009 @ 7:41 am
  2. Great info. I have cateracts and I believe the UV can ause much of the damage

    comment by MamaCapps — July 18, 2009 @ 11:37 am
  3. Very interesting post! I am following you on network blogs (MBC) Have a great weekend.
    .-= Stacie´s last blog ..Saturday Linky Love =-.

    comment by Stacie — July 18, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

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