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UV and Our Nation's Vision

UV and Our Nation's Vision

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In America 80% of the population are aware of the detrimental effects UV radiation can have on the skin. Less than 10% of the population are aware of the effects UV radiation has on the eyes. This discrepancy leads to many individuals not properly protecting their vision from damaging exposure and in turn the potential for UV onset eye disease. Onset of eye disease is devastating to the population diagnosed and also harmful to the economy, therefore a widespread need for awareness on UV exposure and vision has developed. This white paper discusses a congressional briefing led by Prevent Blindness America, with support from Transitions Optical, Inc. through the Transitions Healthy Sight for Life Fund, it will recap the presentations and calls-to-action that occurred during the event.