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I have been blessed with extremely bright blue eyes. When I was little, I would always get embarrassed when people complimented them. My Nana would always laugh and tell me to stop covering them up. I didn’t learn to love them until I was in my late teens.

When I was 16, I started to wear contact lenses. This was mostly due to the fact that the sun literally hurt my eyes. I didn’t want to be switching between prescription sunglasses and my regular glasses. To be honest, I also just hate how I look in glasses. Even at almost 36 years old, I still am not a big fan of them.

It has been my experience that most people simply wear sunglasses because the sun bothers them. I don’t think many consider the damage that the sun can do to your eyes and not just your skin. Experts say it is difficult to isolate the exact amount of damage that Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) imposes on the eye over a long period of time. However, a number of studies have shown that the effects of UV radiation are mostly cumulative and may increase the chance of developing eye problems later in life, including cataracts, a leading cause of reduced vision in the United States. read the rest of this entry »

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