During summer, we love to have fun in the sun. Playing sports outside, working in the garden and going swimming are favorite pastimes for many during this time of the year.

While catching some rays has its benefits, prolonged sun exposure over time can be harmful to your health, and especially to your eyes.   

Many take precautions by applying sunscreen to help defend the skin from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet (UV) light, but you should also take preventive measures to help shield your eyes.

“Everyone should be wearing sun¬≠glasses,” said Dr. Matthew Ward, with Eye Care of Iowa. “A person...