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UV protection for your eyes

Don't forget your sunglasses, even during the winter season. Eyes, like skin, are very susceptible to ultraviolet radiation, and the intensity of UV rays is present all year long. Sunglasses can play an essential part in maintaining proper eye care. The same harmful rays that damage skin can also increase your risk of developing eye problems, such as cataracts (a clouding of the eye's lens that develops over years). Those who spend long hours working outdoors, on the beach or in the snow without adequate eye protection can develop photokeratitis (reversible sunburn of the cornea) - a potentially painful condition that can result in temporary vision loss. When sunlight reflects off of snow, sand and water, it further intensifies ultraviolet radiation. The lack of sunshine is deceptive Ė you donít feel the heat, but the UV index can remain high during the winter months. For a comprehensive sun protective approach, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes, plus a hat and long-sleeved clothing, avoid prolonged exposure, and apply sunscreen daily to prevent the signs of premature skin aging from occurring. The daily morning use of a 2-in-1 moisturizer containing UV filters offers convenience without any added effort.

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