Make sure fashionable lightly-tinted sunglasses provide UV protection

(08/18/03) WESTPORT - Sunglasses that are only slightly tinted are the "in" look in Hollywood, but they may not provide proper Ultraviolet (UV) protection for eyes.

Eye surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Oberman says UV protection is key in preventing the cloudy vision that comes from cataracts.

Regardless of the lightness or darkness of sunglass lenses, be sure they provide 100 percent UV protection. They should be clearly labeled for UV protection. For folks with any doubts about the protection their sunglasses provide, they can take them to most optometry offices for inspection.

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