Krall of Jenkintown, Pa. And Alice A. Carter of Palo Alto; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.Memorial services will be held on Sept.Memorial contributions may be sent to the Eisenstat Scholarship Fund at the University of the Arts Development Office, 320 South Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Remember the old sayings a stitch in time saves nine and an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure? Eye protection and the importance of wearing sunglasses relates to these old but valuable sayings passed on from one generation to the next. Whether one chooses to wear designer sunglasses or drugstore varieties the topic is important.”An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure” relates to taking care of one’s health so as to not incur the bad effects of illness and all the costs and time involved in trying to recapture the status of feeling good again.Wearing sunglasses fits into this category of prevention and maintaining the health of one’s eyes.He no longer sees rings around street lights at night.Cataracts which is literally a clouding of the lens inside of the eye can develop for various reasons.A sudden blow to the head can result in a traumatic cataract being formed.Children born to mothers who have rubella (or German measles) can develop cataracts.People who take large doses of steroids can develop cataracts.Apparently heavy abuse of alcohol can also precipitate early cataract formation.Certain dietary deficiencies can also impact cataract formation among other causes.Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is probably one of the main reasons for the formation of cataracts forming in senior adults.One of the prime preventative measures a person can take is to always wear sunglasses while outside especially during the hours between 10 AM and 3 PM when the sun is the brightest and UV rays from the sun are the strongest.Have you ever experienced a painful sunburn of the skin?Photokeratitis is like a sunburn to the cornea and conjunctiva of the eye which happens due to exposure to bright light like that of the sun or a welder’s torch without having adequate eye protection.Prior to sunglasses being fashioned as we know them today, early people like the Inuits living in Alaska and other places where the sun shining on the snow caused a type of “snow blindness,” they learned to protect their eyes from just such an assault.They cut slits in antler horns and tied them to cover their eyes while in bright light. The slits in the horns worn to protect their eyes allowed them to see out but cut much of the damaging UV light which caused their pain.An inuit family (1917) “AN ESKIMO FAMILY.