Sun damage to eyes can occur anytime during the year, not just in the summertime, so be sure to wear UV- blocking sunglasses and broad-brimmed hats whenever you're outside. Don't be fooled by clouds: the sun's rays can pass through haze and thin clouds. Never look directly at the sun. Looking directly at the sun at anytime, including during an eclipse, can lead to solar retinopathy, which is damage to the eye's retina from solar radiation.
**Remember sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and plenty of fluids - WATER, WATER, AND MORE WATER!