As July has become synonymous for its devastating heat and scorching sunny days, it only seems fitting that it was declared National UV Safety Month. Now UV rays have been mentioned in countless sunscreen and skincare marketing campaigns, but do any of us really know what these rays are? In honor of UV Safety Month, we will discuss not only what these rays are, but how to protect oneself from their harmful effects.
What are UV Rays?
Due to the fact the leading cause of blindness in individuals across the globe over the age of 40 is cataracts, it is no surprise that June was declared National Cataract Awareness Month. And what better way to raise awareness for such a widespread eye disease than to define, and discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of cataracts.
What are cataracts you may wonder? Well, they are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil making it difficult to see the world around you.