16.09.2009

Contact lenses "help with sun protection"

Contact lenses "help with sun protection"

By Alexa Kaczka

People who wear contact lenses are giving themselves a degree of protection from the harmful rays of the sun.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) gave GMTV a list of ways in which people can take care of their eyes.

Sun protection is important and contact lenses and sunglasses can shield the harmful rays.

Other ways of keeping one"s eyes healthy include maintaining a good weight and diet, with lots of leafy green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.

The charity explained that obesity can cause sight-threatening diabetes.

Smoking is also bad for the eyes, as it increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration.

DIY enthusiasts should also ensure that they were safety goggles, as mishaps in this activity cause many injuries to the eyes.

Last month, EyeCare America suggested that people keep their eyes young by protecting them from the sun and making sure they are well lubricated.

by Martin Burns


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