Summer Sun Facts: Keeping your eyes safe from UV light

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continues to caution that too much exposure to UV light raises the risk of eye diseases including cataracts, growths on the eyelids and cancers. Growths on the eyes can appear in the late teens and early 20s, especially for those who have spent long hours under the midday sun. Diseases like cataracts and eye cancers can take many years to develop.

If you are concerned about keeping your eyes safe from the sun, check the Calendar of Events for programs on June 14 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and June 16 at Friendship Heights Village Center, which will feature eye health professionals, resource information and a light lunch.

Learn more about this event at MedStar Washington Hospital Center or at Friendship Heights Village Center.

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