Items Tagged ‘ultraviolet rays’

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

July 18, 2019

Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? This summer, the UCLA Stein Eye […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataract, eye cancer, growths on the eye, macular degeneration, photokeratitis, UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes, ultraviolet rays


Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

July 16, 2018

Will your sunglasses protect you from serious eye disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

  With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the temperature is higher and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays is greater. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the American Academy of Ophthalmology warn that excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye […]

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Tags: cornea, Doheny Eye Institutes, long-term eye problems, ophthalmologists, retina, serious eye disease, short-term eye problems, sun exposure, sunglasses, sunscreen, surgical eye care, temporary blindness


Ask the Doctors - How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

March 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How much sunshine do I need for enough vitamin D?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: How much sunshine do I need to get my daily dose of vitamin D? And does wearing sunscreen interfere with my body’s production of vitamin D? Dear Reader: These are good questions. The major source of our body’s vitamin D comes from our own production in the skin. This requires the ultraviolet rays […]

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Tags: bone density, diet, Disabled people, Dr. Robert Ashley, kidneys, liver, low vitamin D, melanin, skin cancer, skin pigmentation, sun, sunscreen


5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

July 6, 2016

5 ways to protect your eyes from sun damage

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sunscreen is often the first thing people reach for in the summer when they go outside to enjoy the longer, warmer days. But when safeguarding against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, outdoor enthusiasts shouldn’t overlook another important area: their eyes. In support of UV Safety Month in July, the UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Doheny Eye Institute, eye protection, JAMA Ophthalmology, ophthalmology, protective sunglasses, solar retinopathy, sun exposure, sunglasses, UCLA Stein Eye, ultraviolet rays, uv protection


5 Simple steps to protect your sight

May 18, 2016

5 Simple steps to protect your sight

By uclahealth uclahealth

Look out for your eyes – after all, they look out for you. Making healthy choices and undergoing regular eye exams can help preserve your sight. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), about 37 million people 40 years and older in the U.S. suffer from vision impairments or eye diseases such as age-related macular […]

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Tags: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), cataracts, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, Doheny Eye Institute, eye diseases, eye exams, glaucoma, healthy lifestyle, healthy vision month, hereditary eye diseases, high blood pressure