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Are this summer’s hottest fashion accessories protecting your eyes?

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoColored lenses, fun shapes, and funky frames. This summer is all about fashion sunglasses, but how well do these trendy glasses protect your eyes? Do cheap sunglasses provide the same protection as luxury ones? Given that UV levels in summer are three times greater than in winter, it is important to protect your eyes, but you don’t have to sacrifice style. Pricier sunglasses and lenses with darker tints don’t always mean they’re UV protected. Dr....

What you should know before buying sunglasses

NEW YORK (CNN) — Summer's almost here, so beware the brightest of sunlight! To protect your eyesight, the most important recommendation you need to follow is to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation whenever you go outside during daylight hours, according to the National Eye Institute. This is true for everyone, no matter what age, year round. Ultraviolet radiation is the energy radiated by the sun that arrives on Earth in wavelengths too short for us to see. Both UVA (waves that...

From the Extension: Protect your skin from harmful UV rays

Most people want to have beautiful, radiant and wrinkle-free skin but do not understand the damage that occur regularly due to external factors. Sunlight, pollution, hygiene practices, tanning beds, chemicals, smoking and diet can all affect the health of your skin and potentially lead to skin cancer.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Over the past three decades, more people have had skin...