There are three categories of UV light: UVA, UVB, and UVC. The primary source of UV light is the sun. Other sources include welding arcs, video display terminals, fluorescent lighting, and mercury vapor lamps. UV light is harmful because it can be absorbed by the eye. In large doses or through repeated exposure, it can lead to cataracts or permanent eye […]
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Can you wear protective eyewear around the house, or at least when you are working around the house?
Believe it or not, approximately one million eye injuries occur each year in the United States. And according to the US Eye Injury Registry , 43% occur within the home. Here’s a chart from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.aao.org) that encapsulates homeinjury scenarios and offers suggestions on prevention.