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Sunlight might be the best disinfectant, but it also might increase the risk of glaucoma and cataracts

Written by Diane Archer

Here’s why you should wear sunglasses. According to researchers led by Dr. Louis Pasquale of Harvard Medical School, sunlight can increase the chance of  “exfoliation syndrome,” which is tied to glaucoma and cataracts.

The good news is that sunglasses reduce exposure to sunlight and the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. The researchers found that each one percent increase in sunglass use by Americans during the summer over a lifetime led to a two percent lower risk of exfoliation syndrome.  They could not find the same result from wearing brimmed hats.  To read more about their findings, click here.


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