How sunglasses protect your eyes

How sunglasses protect your eyes You wouldn’t go out in the baking sun without any clothes or suncream on. And yet, your eyes are up to ten times more sensitive to UV damage than your skin. It makes sense: eyes have to be one of the most visible parts of organisms in order for you to be able to see. If they were on the back of your knees and always covered up, then they may be safe from damage,…

Look after your eyes this winter

Look after your eyes this winter The winter weather can take its toll on many parts of the body. And with the climate changing and ever more extreme weather coming our way, this is only going to become truer. For instance, your mood can dip, thanks to the shorter days and the lack of Vitamin D. You burn more calories from doing less. And if it’s really cold, your fingers may even “shrink” as your blood vessels constrict and more…

How to look after your eyes in the sun

How to look after your eyes in the sun The story goes that one day, while routinely observing the sun through his telescope, Galileo, the great polymath astronomer, was instantly blinded in both eyes by its intense solar rays. And so, just like that, the father of modern physics and one of the greatest minds of recent times lost his sight, rather poetically, doing what he loved most. But this story is nothing more than that — a story. Did you spot…