When you go to the beach, or spend a whole day out in the sun, chances are you put on sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn. Do you put some in your eyes too?
Of course not. And you shouldn't. Yet over 50% of Americans don't wear sunglasses. That's a pretty high percentage. Because if you don't manage UV rays well, they can really damage to your eyesight.
If your eyes don't get enough sun exposure, it's not healthy either... so what do you do?
You see, our family never uses sunscreen. And we never get sunburned. Because we avoid these hours like the plague. Our kids literally never had sunscreen. They never had a sunburn either. So it's a good practice for your eyes too.
After 4pm, take them sunnies off again! Again, it's great sun to nourish your eyes with.
In other words; only ever look at the sun directly without protection during the first half of sunrise, and the second half of sunset. Ever!! It's really bad for your cone cells if you do!
But sunrise and sunset are amazing for your eye health. Get some of that!
It's not about fashion (although it can be)! It's about maintaining your eye health. That's way more important than looking good. It'll be the difference between seeing well or not.
But they make good looking ones with glass lenses too. You just have to dig a bit more.
We can't pretend that we don't know the health damage anymore. Plus, smoking really affects your eye health.
If you follow these guidelines, you'll be fine! Nothing more to do...
I'm not for all this "get tested regularly" because of sunlight... they'll probably just give you glasses, eye drops, or something because you are there at the test...
Just be sun-smart!
But don't buy into that ridiculous "sun fear mongering"... it's way overrated!
Today research shows that too little sunlight causes skin cancer, not too much. So just be smart. Don't listen to all the hype!
Better avoid the dangerous sun and nourish your eyes and skin than burning chemicals right into it... no traditional culture has spent time outside in the lunchtime sun...
This a modern phenomena of "sun baking" is just stupid... sorry, if I offend you there!
You know the "siesta"? That's a way to avoid lunchtime sun. It ensures you only get out in the healthy, safe sun. That's why so many cultures from sunny areas practice it.
Only Westerners travel to the beach and bake all day over lunch. Nobody that grows up with the sun would do that. It's just not necessary. It's dangerous!
So, what's your experience? Let me know in a comment below...
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