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Protect eyes from summer sun, Vanderbilt ophthalmologist advises

by Jul. 17, 2013, 9:15 AM

When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus – the eyes.

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet light can damage the eyes, said Daniel Weikert, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI), and outdoor summer activities increase the likelihood of eye injuries.


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