Ultraviolet Awareness Month,observed in May and sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 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 and the American Academy of Opthalmology educate people that ultraviolet radiation refers to the invisible high energy rays that come from the sun. Since they are invisible, our 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.
Ultraviolet Awareness Month Sponsor:
American Academy of Ophthalmology
To learn more, visit http://www.aao.org/eyesmart
The awareness color for Ocular Melanoma is Black and Navy.
Personalized Cause supports Ultraviolet Awareness Month with: