Comments on: Protecting Your Eyes Year Round The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: Darrell James Mon, 19 May 2014 16:19:17 +0000 Great article Lina, as a visually impaired person I wear sunglasses every day and often have to explain why to others who make fun on a cloudy day. I recommend that everyone protects their eyes, going blind even temporarily is a terrible thing. I had to give up my profession as a personal trainer and after a few dark years have found my way again thanks which helped me as an athlete overcome adversity.

Please keep spreading the message to protect your eyes.

By: OnionBD Fri, 23 Aug 2013 06:10:59 +0000 Thanks for advice i think it’s can be change country wise or place wise.

By: Asn Broker Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:25:29 +0000 I like your article.It help me who live in thailand where have a high UV and sunray. Now I know about sunglasses can protect my eyes. Perhap thai people should to know about it. I want to translate and share this article to thailand. I Hope you will not mind.

Thank you Lina
Asn Broker from thailand.

By: Lina-EPA Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:58:58 +0000 Thank you for all your comments. Yes, those powerful UV rays are out there everyday of the year! So, we need to protect our eyes AND, skin. Yes, drinking water is very important, too! Dehydration can be a problem with the elderly since we all loose the sense of thirst as part of the aging process.

Let’s keep the conversation going!

By: Aron Smith Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:40:06 +0000 Good one Lina! I experience a burning sensation in my eyes during summer especially when my eyes are too much exposed to sunlight. This could be a problem of dry eye, as I experience the same while using computer for a long time. Wearing sunglasses is a decent way to protect our eyes from sun. Drinking a lot of water can also help avoid dry eye Hope your mom is alright now!

By: Marina Arnold Sat, 19 Jan 2013 03:41:51 +0000 I preach not only sunscreen everyday but sunglasses everyday including those overcast, cloudy days.
Best to wear wrap around sunglasses, to give the periphery protection as well. Hats are always a great way to add to that shade, with at least a 3″ brim all the way around. Yes, true that light eyes are more sensitive but know that all of us with dark eyes need to protect our eyes just as much!
If the aging process doesn’t get us the UV Rays will!


By: Graham Street Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:58:19 +0000 Great article Lina. I recently experienced this temporary blindness after snowshowing for a couple of hours. There was even a thin overcast layer of clouds, the sun didnt seem bright at all…but when I walked into the house, I could barely see! I feel fortunate that this only lasted a few hours in my case.

Snow + ice = extreme light!

By: Lina-EPA Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:04:41 +0000 Thanks, Master Lusterio
Hope all is well.

By: Master Melvin M. Lusterio Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:22:53 +0000 The Good Force be with you!

Hi, Lina, thanks for the info! Wear sunglasses when there is too much sun when you want to go outside. This is a simple protection for our eyes.

Live forever and prosper!