Ultraviolet Awareness Month
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May 1 – May 31 CDT
Ultraviolet Awareness Month, observed in May, calls attention to the dangers associated with UV rays. Studies have shown that 20% of cataract cases are a result of UV rays. Sadly, this number has been rising in recent years.
Ultraviolet Awareness Month educates people that ultraviolet radiation refers to the invisible high energy rays that come from the sun. Since they are invisible, the naked eyes cannot see them. It is, however, very important to be aware of the damage they can do to the eyes. For this reason, a good pair of sunglasses is extremely important to wear all year long.