Tips for protecting your eyes this summer

Take precautionary measures to protect your eyes during the summer to prevent long-term damage to eyesight, said a Baylor College of Medicine ophthalmologist.

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“Ultraviolet light, or UV exposure, has been linked to the development of macular degeneration, cataracts and other vision-loss problems,” said Dr. Elizabeth Baze, associate professor of ophthalmology at BCM.

If you have an existing eye condition like macular degeneration or cataracts, protecting your eyes from the sun should be a top priority during the summer, she said.

Time for an eye appointment? Contact the Alkek Eye Center.

-By Andy Phifer

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