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Lack of Eye Protection From UV Rays May Cause Damage Now and Later in Life

One area of the body that sunscreen cannot protect is the eyes. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause "sunburns" to the eye, also known as photokeratitis. The painful condition may result in temporary loss of vision for 1-2 days. Read more

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Eyes on Capitol Hill Event Brought Together Citizens Affected by Vision Loss and Government Leaders

Kate and Lisa Beyerink, Representative Tom Latham, Gina Rooney and Jeanne Burmeister
Eyes on Capitol Hill Advocates Kate and Lisa Beyerink, Gina Rooney and Jeanne Burmeister with Representative Tom Latham

Prevent Blindness America arranged more than 100 appointments with congressional and senate offices in an effort to provide policymakers the opportunity to discuss the importance of funding vision health programs for their constituents. Read More


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