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Sun safety in preventing UV eye damage

“Children get the actual damage but in adulthood is when you get the disease… 10% of all skin cancers occur around the eyelids–where you can’t put sunblock on.”

Did you know that one in three of us has UV eye damage, with children being the most at risk? RANZCO Fellow Dr Shanel Sharma spoke to 7NEWS Australia on why appropriate and adequate eye protection is needed to prevent UV eye damage and optical sunburn (overexposure to UV light).

We remind you to be vigilant in sun safety, with not just your skin but also your eyes, and that being ‘sun smart’ should be top of mind whenever you go outdoors. Watch the 7 News report.

Last updated: November 3, 2023

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