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Health Tip: Choose Protective Sunglasses

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(HealthDay News) -- It is important to protect your eyes from sun-related ultraviolet damage.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests how:

  • Choose sunglasses that block at least 99 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays.
  • Wear sunglasses every day, even when it's cloudy.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to block UV rays from affecting your eyes from the sides and above the glasses.
  • Some contact lenses also have UV blocking. Ask your eye doctor about how much protection your contact lenses provide.

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