Woman's Day says its important to wear your shades

  • On your morning walk -- Thanks to the sun's low angle, you are exposed to more cataract-causing UV radiation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun begins to set. Pick up a pair of sunglasses with a rubber nose grip, which stay put while you sweat. 
  • When pollen is bad -- Research found that people who wore sunglasses daily for a month had reduced allergy symptoms like itch eyes and were able to cut back on their use of antihistamines. Large wraparound sunglasses work best to guard against allergy triggers. 
  • With UV-blocking contacts -- while some contact lenses do protect against UV radiation, they usually offer less coverage than sunglasses. Plus, it is important to also shield the delicate skin around the eye as well as the white portion of the eyeball that contacts do not cover.


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