BROOKLYN - Doctors are urging everyone to remember their shades when spending time under the summer sun.

Optometrists from Metro-Optics say that ultraviolet rays can do serious damage to your eyes, especially for people who work outside, have blue eyes or who take certain medications.

Sunglasses are the easiest way to guard against harmful rays, and experts say the bigger, the better. They also encourage sunglasses to be worn year round and even on overcast days.

Keeping eyes hydrated with drops or wearing a hat are other good ways to block out the light.