This has been a matter of debate for some time. Some researchers say blue-eyed people are at a higher risk than brown-eyed people; others say the opposite.
So which is correct?
People with all eye colors get cataracts, but a majority of research has found that adults with light-colored eyes are more vulnerable to all forms of UV damage including cataracts, ocular melanoma, and age-related macular degeneration and at a younger age.
Reduce Your Risks
• Limit UV exposure. Wear sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection whenever outdoors
• Don’t smoke
• Wear computer glasses with blue light protection
• Increase antioxidant vitamin consumption by eating leafy green vegetables and taking nutritional supplements
• Have annual eye exams so vision and ocular problems can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible