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Survey Shows Americans Underestimate Importance of UV Protection for their Eyes

American Eye-Q® Study Shows UV Protection
Secondary to Cost and Style

The American Optometric Association’s 2008 American Eye-Q® Survey, evaluated Americans thoughts regarding eyecare related issues and found that only 49% of Americans said UV protection was the most important factor when purchasing sunglasses. Price and style superseded UV protection in selecting sunglasses.

Most of our UV exposure occurs during childhood.  Excessive UV exposure has been known to cause cataracts, and macular degenerationDry eye syndrome can also be complicated by UV exposure.  Read more about preventing sun exposure and 5 important facts to consider when picking out sunglasses.