La Crosse, WI (WXOW)-- Summer always gets people thinking about skin care and sunscreen. But another important thing to protect in the sun: your eyes
Sunlight is intensified by water and sand, and the ultra violet rays can damage your eyes. One optometrist at Gundersen Lutheran Health System says be sure to buy sunglasses that have a sticker indicating they meet safety requirements. And one thing to be cautious of: transition lenses.
"The major problem with those is they don't work in the car," said Dr. John Sterling. "You have to then get a clip on for them in the car because your windshield, what makes them turn dark is ultraviolet light, and your windshield of your car is what blocks the UV. So that's why you have to wear the clip on."
Sterling says if you go outside and you have to squint, that means your eyes need protection.
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