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Wearing Sunglasses

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  • Research indicates that 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 in 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 UV-protected sunglasses. Because UV damage is cumulative over one's lifetime, children should be encouraged to wear UV protective sunglasses beginning at infancy whenever they are out in the sun.

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