Sunglasses and Macular Degeneration

Learn why the  use of proper sunglasses are important in protecting your vision.

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Narrator: Research indicates the too much exposure to sunlight can cause or accelerate the progress of age related macular degeneration. This means that patients who already have AMD or who are at risk should wear sunglasses and bright light, especially sunglasses with UV and blue light filtering abilities.

Patients already wearing glasses may want to consider either purchasing a UV filtering clip on or a separate pair of view the protected sunglasses because UV damage is cumulative over one's lifetime. Children should be encouraged to wear you the protective sunglasses beginning at infancy whenever they are out in the sun.

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This content was first posted on: March 15, 2015
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