Strategies to prevent UV radiation from damaging your eyes – Newshub

As we move into the warmer months, Specsavers is encouraging people to prioritise eye protection against UV this summer and practise safe behaviours that reduce the risk of serious eye conditions.
Living in New Zealand means there are risks to your eye health all year round, but especially during summer. We can be exposed to dangerous levels of UV when we’re outside. UV damage to the eye and eyelid increases risk of serious conditions such as eyelid skin cancers, intraocular melanoma, conjunctival cancers, cataracts, macular degeneration and more.
To prevent UV damage in summer, always remember the SunSmart slip, slop, slap, seek and slide rule. When you’re outside, slip on sun protective clothing and slop on SPF 30 or higher sunscreen – everywhere, but specifically on eyelids and around eyes every two hours. Slap on a hat, seek shade and slide on sunglasses that provide protection.
Specsavers Optometrist David Aldridge explains what Kiwis can do to protect their eyesight this summer. Watch the video above to learn more.
This article was created for Specsavers.


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