Protect Your Eyes
During exercise your eyes need special care. The sun can damage your lens and retina, just like it can damage your skin. Some things to remember:
- Use a hat and sunglasses: to block the sun’s harmful rays when you are outside. Take special care when the sun’s rays are strongest between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
- Don’t be fooled by clouds: The sun’s rays can pass through haze and thin clouds. Sun damage to eyes can occur anytime during the year, not just in the summertime.
- Wear protective gear: while playing sports be sure to wear helmets, face guards and protective goggles. Almost half of all eye injuries come from playing sports so keep the fun going by wearing protective eyewear.