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Sunnies Need An Upgrade?


The advent of summer fills most Australians with a renewed commitment to sun protection.

 

However, as one Sydney Ophthalmologist reveals, the wrong choice of sun protection for our eyes can mean that we are actually increasing our risk of cancer, with many people confusing polarized lenses (which reduce glare) with glasses that offer UV protection.


"Sunglasses which do not filter out UV light result in an elevated melanoma risk to the back of the eyes," says Dr David Robinson of the Sydney Laser & Vision Centre.