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Sunglasses Not Just For Summer Anymore, Article Explains.

The New York Times (1/15, B6, Alderman) reported in “Patient Money” that “sunglasses are not just for summer.” That is because “skiing on fresh snow, skating on reflective ice or hiking at high altitudes can be harder on your eyes than a day at the beach.” In fact, “snow…reflects nearly 80 percent of the sun’s rays,” while beach sand reflects merely 15 percent. What’s more, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage eyes, leading to cataracts and possibly age-related macular degeneration and even cancer of the eyelids. The New York Times (1/14, Barrow) “Well” blog also covered the story.