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Protect Your Eyes from Ultraviolet Rays

Cumulative exposure over time to UV rays can burn the cornea (white portion) of your eyes. The tissues can become inflamed when sunburned, and later in life individuals may experience benign growths on the surface of the eye, skin cancer on the eyelid, formation of cataracts or possibly macular degeneration.

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Focusing on Cataracts

Medical professionals describe cataracts as a clouding of the natural lens, the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that cataracts are forming on their eyes because they develop gradually over time without causing any pain or discomfort.

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Are You at Risk for an Eye Infection?

If you’ve experienced red, itchy eyes, you may have wondered whether it’s a symptom of allergies or dry eyes or a more serious condition, such as an eye infection. Here is an overview of the symptoms associated with both types of ailments.

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Take Steps to Protect Your Eyes

Each day when you wake up, do you assume your eyes will provide the vision needed throughout the day? Do you take necessary precautions to protect your eyes from injury and harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can lead to blindness? Review the following suggestions to help you take care of your eyes, so you can enjoy healthy vision throughout life.

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