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Protecting Your Eyes From UV Rays

Every day—sunny or cloudy, Spring through Winter—you are exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays. Though you may not realize it, it’s there—UV radiation is invisible to the naked eye.

Watch a video about ultra violet rays:

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Your eyesight is arguably the most precious of your five senses. But just as the sun’s ultraviolet, or UV rays, can damage your skin, UV rays can also damage your eyes. Prolonged exposure may contribute to short-term vision impairment and potentially serious age-related conditions or diseases of the eye including cataracts and macular degeneration. Help combat UV damage to your eyes by wearing eyeglass lenses that block 100% of damaging UV rays not all lenses do so. Be sure to ask your eye care professional about the eyewear that’s best for you.

Did you know…

  • UV light can “sunburn” the eye’s surface and cause benign yellowish growths on the human eye
  • Prolonged exposure to harmful UVA and UVB radiation over time can contribute to serious, age-related eye conditions or diseases
  • These diseases include cataracts and macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over age 60
  • Only lens materials or lens treatments that promise 100% protection against both UVA and UVB rays protect your eyes fully from the harmful rays of the sun. Demand 100% UV protection.

Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website. Visit the EyeGlass Guide today!