(KFVS) - June 27 is National Sunglasses Day! Wear your shades with pride which protecting your eyes!
Spending long hours in the sun without eye protection can damage your eyes by contributing to cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye, according to The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Sunglasses also play a vital role in shielding the fragile tissue around the eye, according to WebMD.
gives the following recommendations on when to wear your shades:
-during the summer
-when the level of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) is at least three times higher than during the winter
-when at the beach or in the water
-when participating in winter sports, especially at high altitudes
-when using medications that can cause photosentivity.