Protect your eyes against UV light damage

Did you know that quality eyewear of all types can actually help maintain healthy eyesight?
 
Light contains ultraviolet (UV) rays, and although it may be invisible, its effects certainly aren’t.  As well as putting our skin at risk, it also affects our eyes, particularly the crystalline lens within.  For example, UV can cause cataracts, for which the only solution is to surgically remove the cataract.
 
UV is most intense in bright sunny weather, especially at the beach or in the mountains, but up to 80% of solar UV radiation can penetrate light cloud cover, so it is still damaging.  In fact, 40% or our exposure occurs when we’re not in full sunlight.
 
For the skiers and snowboarders among you, it is worth noting that mountain areas also have much higher UV levels, which can give you temporary ‘snow blindness’ or, in the longer term, can increase your chances of needing cataract surgery.
Luckily, it isn’t difficult to protect yourself against UV rays, Crizal UV lenses from Essilor have Eye-Sun Protection Factor (E-SPF) of between 10 and 50, depending on your choice of lens.  An E-SPF of 25, for example, means your eyes are 25 times more protected than they would be without eyewear. 
 
  • Crizal Transitions Signature fast darkening, fast lightening, plastic photochromic lenses also remove 100% of UV light.  They are designed to quickly and continuously adapt from clear indoors to fully dark in the brightest sun.
  • Polarising lenses cut through glare and offer complete protection too.  They are available for single vision and Varilux wearers and are perfect for driving.
  • Crizal UV lenses are clear lenses that maximise UV protection on both front and back lens surfaces. Crizal UV lenses also offer protection against glare, scratches, smudges, dust and water.
 
Ask one of our friendly qualified Dispensing opticians for more information about the full range of options available to you.
 

 

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