Published : 2012-05-20 14:25
Updated : 2012-05-22 09:26
More than 55 percent of U.S. adults lose or break their sunglasses each year, putting their eyes at risk of sunburn or eye disease, eye experts say.
The Vision Council found for those who lost their sunglasses, and the 27 percent of adults who do not wear sunglasses, exposure to ultraviolet radiation could result in result in short-term damage from bloodshot or sensitive eyes, or painful conditions like photokeratitis -- sunburn of the eye.
High doses of ultraviolet radiation can lead to long-term health issues like cataracts, abnormal eye growths, cancer of the eye and surrounding skin, and macular degeneration, the Vision Council said. (UPI)