July is UV radiation safety month, and UV not only affects our skin, but also our eyes. Dr. Cherry offers suggestions on how to protect your eyes and support eye health.
One of the most important things you can do is to wear a hat and a good pair of sunglasses. You need to look for sunglasses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays.
One of the worst things you can actually do is to buy cheap fashion sunglasses. Because the pupils dilate behind the dark glasses and the UV rays are not blocked, the rays are able to all come in and do damage to the retina and the back of the eye.
Another way to protect your eyes, especially if you are at risk for eye problems, is to supplement. There are several nutrients that protect the lens (where cataracts form) and the back of the eye (where macular degeneration occurs). For example, lutein acts like a pair of sunglasses, and can help protect your eyes from UV damage.
There are also ingredients that can help protect the blood vessels of the eye, which are particularly prone to damage in diabetics. I have put all these ingredients together in my Vision Support formula.
So be cautious about your eyes and take measures to protect them!