ultraviolet rays

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

By uclahealth • July 18, 2019
  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
By uclahealth • July 16, 2018
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 [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 23, 2018
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 [...]
By uclahealth • July 6, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • May 18, 2016