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Myth #1: All sunglasses have UVA and UVB protectionDespite the health risks of UV exposure, not all sunglasses have UV protection. Since UV protection is crucial to shielding eyes from damaging radiation, it is imperative to look for a label, sticker or tag indicating UV protection before purchasing a pair of sunglasses. Myth #2: Sunglasses with UV protection are expensiveYou do not have to pay a premium to get proper UV protection. UV protection should always be provided, regardless of price or retail location. Where price may play a factor is in sunglass frames, lens quality and/or a specific lens...

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How to determine the effectiveness of sunscreens The effectiveness of sunscreens are determined by it's age and where you stored it during the winter. It’s finally summer and you've got the cooler's stocked, your favorite swimsuit still fits (phew) and you grabbed the suntan lotion from last summer and threw it in your beach bag. You’re ready and heading out the door: STOP!!! Ask yourself this question first: How old is my sunscreen? If you don't know the answer - throw it away and buy a new bottle. We often have several bottles of sunscreen laying around our house, car...

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