Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Increase Risk of Skin Cancer Around Eyelids Without Sunglasses

In addition to looking cool in your sunglasses, they should be worn to protect your eyes from the sun's UV (ultraviolet ) rays. Without protection, you increase your risk of skin cancer around your eyelids, and the slow development of cataracts.

So what type of sunglasses should you look for? You want sunglasses that block 99 - 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation; and sunglasses that wrap around and block UV rays from entering the sides of the eyes.

If the label on the sunglasses don't state UV protection, consider them merely a fashion accessory without sun protection.

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