13.10.2011

The sun "is still dangerous on cloudy days"

The sun "is still dangerous on cloudy days"

By Alexa Kaczka

People need to be aware of the dangers of the sun, even during the colder months of the year, it has been claimed.

Liz Segre, editorial director of AllAboutVision.com, a vision advice site, said that eye doctors advise us to wear sun lenses whenever we are outdoors to make sure that harmful UV rays don't reach our eyes.

The problem is that many people are either not aware of this advice or choose to ignore it, which could be compromising their eyesight, the expert pointed out.

"The sun sends us UV light in both winter and summer, on both sunny days and cloudy ones," she added.

When it snows, the problem is "compounded" because the light bounces off the snow and directly into our eyes, she explained.

Ms Segre noted that anyone taking part in winter sports will find that ski goggles are a good idea because they keep the wind from drying the eyes and help protect them from injury if they fall.

by Emily Tait


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