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Top 5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses

You're exposed to more sunlight than you think.

Always choose polarised sunglasses that block out 99% to 100% of UVA & UVB radiation, to ensure that your eyes are properly protected.

Ask your Optician about prescription sunglasses, to protect your eyes and eliminate glare while you are outdoors or driving.

1. 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 the pupil to dilate and allow in more harmful UV rays.

2. Skin Cancer

5% to 10% of all skin cancers occur around the eyes.  Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors - whether working, driving, running, playing or watching sports.

3. General Eye Comfort

The sun's brightness and glare interfere with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly, causing squinting, eyes to water and possibly headaches.

4. Dark Adaptation

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 make driving at night difficult and even hazardous.

5. Blue-Light Protection
(HEV: high-energy visible radiation)

Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV as accumulated exposure has been associated with AMD (age related macular degeneration).