The eyes are the windows to the soul and as most Sniper Vision System Review people understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun but they seldom make an effort to protect their eyes. It’s extremely important to be aware that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation can harm the eyes and affect vision as well. Harmful ultraviolet light from the sun causes several known conditions to occur in the eye. Sunlight has been shown to speed up the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae and pterygia and photokeratitis that can cause temporary vision loss. It can also cause abnormal thickening or growths to form on the white part of the eye. Especially at risk are people who spend long hours in the sun, who have had cataract surgery or who are taking certain medications such as tranquilizers, tetracycline and diuretics. These drugs can cause sensitivity to sunlight. Anyone who participates in an outdoor sport or regular outdoor exercise is going to want to protect their eyes as it directly affects their performance. Good quality sunglasses are the best way to protect you eyes and reduce glare and bright light that may impede your vision and cause accidents. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA) harmful UV rays can cause sunburn of both the skin and the cornea of the eye, even on an overcast day. UV damage is cumulative, so it’s never too late to begin protecting the eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Look for sunglasses that block 100 percent of UV rays and absorb HEV rays as well. Most sunglass lenses that block a significant amount of rays will be bronze, copper or reddish brown.