There is no shortage of information about ultraviolet rays (UV) and how prolonged, unprotected exposure to UV can lead to skin damage. It’s why we wear sunscreen when we’re in the sun for extended periods of time. Sunscreens offer various degrees of UV protection by filtering out or “blocking” the harmful, invisible UVA and UVB wavelengths of light.
Eye exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause damage to your eyes. Over time, UV rays can contribute to serious age-related eye conditions or diseases. Ultraviolet rays are always present outdoors on those sunny days, cloudy days, and every day in between. Wearing lenses with maximum UV protection is crucial to maintaining good ocular health.
Unlike sunscreen that you apply and reapply, eyeglass lenses and sunglasses can have ultraviolet protection built into the lens, or applied as a lens treatment. Remember, although UV is invisible to the human eye, it is always present. Your lenses, therefore, should always provide UV protection.
The most important thing about UV glasses is to be certain your eyewear provides near or exactly 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Anything less is not providing the help you need for the short and long-term protection of your healthy sight. To Have your lenses treated call us at Avery Ranch Eye Care!