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The Silent Peril: How Sun Exposure Can Lead to Painful Headaches and Eye Damage

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Protecting your eyes from the sun is more important than the sunscreen you pour out of the bottle in the morning. You must protect your skin to prevent sunburns, but your eyes can burn just as easily when you are out in the sun. This article explores the issues that you will encounter when you are in the sun, and protection for your eyes is explained in detail.

#1: Sunglasses

Many people in the sun avoid sunglasses because glasses are not convenient. Anyone who wears prescription glasses tends to avoid getting a new pair of glasses for the sun, but your sunglasses are the first line of defense you have for your eyes. The sun will impact your eyes all day no matter where you are, and your sunglasses prevent the sun from directly hitting your eyes while you are outside. Your corneas or lenses may burn if you are in the sun too long, and you must find a pair of sunglasses you can keep on your face.

#2: Hats

Wearing hats when you get outside helps protect your eyes from the overhead rays of the sun. Your sunglasses cannot prevent sunlight from hitting your eyes from overhead. You may not notice this sunlight, but you will feel the sunlight at the end of the day.

Ladies who wear large hats protect their eyes quite effectively with massive brims, and men should keep their hats over their eyes while walking about. The sunlight cannot reach your eyes if you have taken both precautions at once.

#3: Headaches

You may have headaches after spending long periods of time outside in the sun, and the headaches are a direct result of sun damage to your eyes. You may take pain medication for your headaches, but the damage is already done. Your eyes will grow more and more sensitive over time, and you will experience more headaches as you grow older. The sensitivity of your eyes may grow to the point that you cannot stand being outside, and you may feel as though you are having a migraine.

Protecting your eyes from the sun is more important than putting on your sunscreen, and you must use this article to avoid the headaches and eye damage that could occur. Your eyes are precious to you, and they can be harmed many times over when you go outside with some kind of sun protection.

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