How to choose sunglasses that protect your eyes and eyesight

Sunglasses are often thought of primarily as a fashion accessory or a way to hide tired eyes. But they can actually play an important role in protecting your eyes and the skin around them from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun. We spoke with Andrew Iwach, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and executive director of the Glaucoma Center in San Francisco, about the health benefits of wearing sunglasses and how to choose the right pair for you. Why sunglasses are important…

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