Eye News Weekly Roundup 12

Protection from the Sun: Around this time of year, we hear a lot of talk about sunscreen and protecting your skin from harmful rays.  It’s not as common, however, to hear people talk about the damage the sun can do to your eyes. Did you know you can experience sunburn to the cornea, or contract skin cancer on your eyelids? Ouch! Check out this article for more information on how to protect your eyes this summer. (And then check out our sister store for some cool shades to keep your eyes safe!)

Perseverance in the Face of Blindness: This is a fascinating story about U.S. Marine Matthew Bradford, who has become the first blind double-amputee to re-enlist. Bradford lost his legs and his eyesight, but he hasn’t let it keep him from living the life he wants.

Gender Differences in Vision: Do you have a husband or brother who just can’t seem to see the difference between the lavender and the violet bathroom towels? Well, it might be because of his vision. Approximately 8% of men have impoverished color vision and are unable to distinguish between certain colors.

Thinking about Lasik? For some, laser vision correction is very tempting, especially if it means you don’t have to bother with glasses or contacts anymore. But are you a good candidate for this procedure? This article explains how doctors determine if Lasik is right for you. While you’re at it, you also might want to check out this article, which explains how Lasik works.

Happy Friday!