Can ultraviolet (UV) light harm the eye?
Overexposure to Ultraviolet (UV) light contributes to a range of eye problems including photokeratitis, cataracts, cancer of the skin around the eye and may even contribute to age-related macular degeneration. Sunglasses can give good protection from the damaging effects of UV light.
Wraparound sunglasses are the best shape for long periods of UV light exposure. Large framed wraparound sunglasses protect your eyes from all angles, and are available with prescription lenses or without to wear in conjunction with contact lenses.