During the hot summer it’s not strange to want to spend all days outdoors enjoying the warm weather; but did you know you only need around twenty minutes of sunlight per day before he UV Rays start damaging your eyes? From Cataracts to Macular Degeneration there can be serious implications in your later years for not protecting your eyes today. Besides protecting with 100% UVA/UVB sunglasses, added antioxidants to your meals can help protect your retinas from later sunlight or seven stress related damage.
- Sunlight is a key component of overall increased well-being. People only need an average of 20 minutes a day.
- Although it’s good for you, sunlight also exposes you to potentially harmful UV rays if not properly protected.
- The dangers of UV rays are especially pronounced in seniors. Macular degeneration, a breakdown of eye tissue that can lead to blindness, can be defended against by using proper eyewear.
“Seniors who had exposure to sunlight for 8 hours a day before retirement were five times more likely to develop macular degeneration.”