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Last Updated: Tuesday July 16 2002 12:04 GMT

How to protect your eyes in the sun

A poster of an eye

When going out in the sun this summer it's important that you take good care of your eyes.

Here are a few tips on how to protect your eyes in the sun:

  • Don't look directly at the sun.

  • If the sun is strong enough to give you a tan - ALWAYS wear your sunglasses.

  • A baseball cap also helps to protect your eyes - but the peak has to face forward!

  • Sunlight bouncing off water or snow is even stronger so make sure you protect your eyes on the beach or if you're skiing.

  • Light coloured eyes need more protection than darker ones.

  • Light is strongest in the middle of the day - so take extra care then.

  • Remember that strong light can get through clouds.

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