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Health Tip: Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Exposure can cause corneal sunburn

(HealthDay News) -- The same dangerous rays that can harm your skin can also harm your eyes.

People who spend long hours in the sun can get sunburn of the cornea, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Though the condition is treatable, it's painful. And it can occur during seasons other than summer. Sun reflecting off snow can contribute to it, too.

To protect your eyes, choose sunglasses that are dark enough to reduce glare but aren't dark enough to distort perception or affect colors. Lenses that are best for color perception are neutral gray, amber, brown or green.

Protect your kids' eyes, too. Buy them sunglasses and make sure they wear them.

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