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J&J offers patient resource on UV protection

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To help eyecare professionals educate parents about the risks that may be associated with ultraviolet (UV) exposure to the eyes and steps they can take to minimize UV exposure, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. has launched a free educational resource, The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know.

Jacksonville, FL-To help eyecare professionals educate parents about the risks that may be associated with ultraviolet (UV) exposure to the eyes and steps they can take to minimize UV exposure, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. has launched a free educational resource, The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know.

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“By helping patients become better educated about the potential year-round risks of exposure to the eyes to UV rays and the importance of choosing proper eyewear that provides comprehensive UV protection, we can lessen the risk for ocular UV exposure and help protect the long-term eye health of our patients and their families,” says Millicent Knight, OD, head of professional affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. North America.

The Sun & Your Eyes: What You Need to Know includes important information on the unexpected sources of UV radiation exposure, as well as practical advice for reducing the risks of UV exposure to share with your patients. It also offers guidance on what to look for in selecting sunglasses to help protect eyes from the sun, along with information about UV-blocking contact lenses, which can provide an important measure of additional protection for individuals who wear contact lenses.

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