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How To Choose The Best And Safest Summer Sunglasses

While everyone’s eyes are at risk, some of us are even more so: If you spend a lot of time in the sun, have had cataract surgery or certain retina disorders, or if you take medications that can increase the eye’s sensitivity to light (such as tetracycline, birth control pills, sulfa drugs, diuretics, or tranquilizers), make sure to throw on some shades every time you’re outside.Related: I Wore Blue Light Blocking Glasses Every Day For A Week—Here’s What I LearnedHow can you be sure your pair...

Relay For Life provides funds, hope in fight against cancer

Mark Minton With big sunglasses, bright pink lipstick and a winsome smile to match, Clara Cruz demonstrates that having cancer doesn’t have to be such a bummer.At Saturday’s Relay For Life event in Stevens Park, Cruz posed for pictures and soaked up the sun as teams from around the county gathered to raise money to research a cure for cancer.Despite Cruz’s buoyant personality, she was diagnosed in May with breast cancer. But for Cruz, cancer is just another test from God, and...

Eclipse FAQs: Are pets' eyes in danger? What if I'm on a plane?

In anticipation of Monday's eclipse, people have asked us some unusual eclipse questions. So we sought out answers.Q. Why is it necessary to take precautions against looking at the sun during the eclipse and use special glasses, when there's no warning to do so on an ordinary day?A. Just because there aren't daily warnings doesn't mean it's not dangerous. It's being emphasized now because people are more likely to stare at the sun."Remember how you used to use a handheld magnifier to focus...