May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

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Exposure to UV rays can burn delicate eye tissue and raise the risk of developing cataracts and eye cancer. Sunglasses help. Ultraviolet Awareness The sun releases energy (radiation) in many forms. The sunlight we see is one form. The heat we feel from the sun is another. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, a third type, are also invisible to the eye. UV rays cause sunburn. They can also damage your eyes and hurt your vision. There are two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B. Over time, the effects of UV rays may help cause a number of eye problems. UV-A can…

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February Focus: AMD/Low Vision

February is AMD/Low Vision Month.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision impairment in older Americans. Researchers estimate that 20 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration and, of those, 1.5 million have a severe form of the disease (American Medical Association, January 2024).

Preserve Vision Florida offers a comprehensive guide for people who are at risk for AMD or already are living with AMD. Read it to learn what AMD is, who is at risk, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

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