We've all heard what can happen to our skin if we don't protect it from the sun's harmful rays, but how much do we know about protecting our eyes?
Ultraviolet radiation can damage our eyes, and over time can lead to cataracts and macular degeneration, but according to a report by The Vision Council, nearly half of U.S. adults do not protect their eyes with proper sunglasses.
The report revealed that while a majority of adults report purchasing sunglasses, far fewer actually wear them. In addition, when shopping for sunglasses, most people don't make UV protection a priority. Only 12 percent of adults ranked UV protection first as a consideration when purchasing sunglasses.