Monday, October 29, 2012

Warning about the Best Time to Wear Sunglasses

Most Australians are unaware of the dangerous times for sun damage to the eyes - and could be using sunglasses that do more harm than good, eye experts have warned,” according to a Sydney Morning Herald post. “With summer approaching [in Australia], the Optometrists Association of Australia says harmful UV exposure to eyes peaks in the early morning and late afternoon, not in the middle of the day as previously thought. It said that UV-protective sunglasses or prescription glasses should be worn from early morning to late afternoon, all year around, when outdoors or driving. The OAA based its recommendations on a study by the Kanazawa Medical University in Japan, which found that 'peak UV exposure times for the eyes are not between 10am and 2pm, as has been believed … but between 8am and 10am, and 2pm and 4pm, for most of the year [except winter] because of the angle of the sun in relation to the eyes at those times.'” Read more.

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