I have heard and read that extensive exposure to the sun can be as damaging to the eyes as to the skin. As sailors, we are clearly at risk for sun damage, which is why our boat is well stocked with sunblock, and we keep multiple pairs of sunglasses on board. We definitely lose our share overboard
, and there is not always a source to replace them.
Make sure your sunglasses are designed with UV protection. And it helps on the water
if they are polarized.
Sunblock and sunglasses seem like such an easy and inexpensive way to prevent some serious medical