You’re exposed to more sunlight than you think.
Always choose polarised sunglasses that block out 99% – 100% of harmful UV rays to ensure your eyes are protected. Ask SUCRO Optometrist about prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes and eliminate glare while outdoors or driving.
- UV Protection
The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious, and in some cases, long-term health issues, including:
Photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye’s surface),
Pterygium (growths on the eye), cataracts, and macular degeneration. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can cause more damage by shading the eye – causing he pupil to dilate and allowing in more harmful UV rays.
- Skin cancer
5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Sunglasses are not just for sunny days. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors – whether working, driving, running, gardening, playing or watching sports.
- General Eye Comfort
The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly – causing squinting, eyes to water, and possible headaches.
- Dark Adaption
Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes ability to adapt quickly to night-time or indoor light levels, and can make driving at night difficult and even hazardous.
- Blue-light Protection
(HEV: High-Energy visible radiation)
Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV, as accumulated exposure has been associated with AMB (age-related macular degeneration).