UV Eye Damage – Sun damage to your eyes

With summer around the corner, we thought we would share with you a good quality lens which will benefit and protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays.

FACT: Did you know that UV rays are invisible and painless but pose a constant threat to our eyes?

Current lenses only offer partial protection, and studies show that UV rays are reflected into the eyes by the back surface of lenses.

UV rays on the back of the lens are harmful as light often arrives from behind and from the side, making these UV rays particularly harmful.

There are dangers of UV rays and there is a well-known risk for the skin. At least 92% of Europeans are aware that ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can cause irreversible skin damage.

UV Eye Damage

Day after day, the cornea and the lens of the eye are subjected to mild but cumulative exposure, causing our eyes to age and suffer irreversible ocular damage. Many of the local opticians we list offer amazing lens which will be of benefit to patients.

Many of the practice lenses will give you UV protection by cutting down reflection on the back of the lens and will give your eyes the added benefit of optimal protection against UV rays all year round.

Benefits of UV protection

  • Superior scratch-resistance
  • Protects against water, finger marks and dust
  • Long-lasting transparency
  • Anti-reflective protection (rate of 99%)

Of course, you will have many other options when it comes to UV protection and many prescription glasses and good quality sunglasses will come with UV protection. If you are unsure about the quality of your current glasses, lenses or sunglasses speak to your local optometrist about your ultraviolet lens options.

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