Quality UV protection from sunglasses 52 weeks a year protects your eyes from eye disease and vision loss. That means wearing sunglasses in summer, spring, autumn AND winter!
The Australian Skin Cancer Foundation’s research shows that eyes are 10 times more sensitive to UV than your skin. Too much exposure to UV radiation can contribute to eye conditions and diseases including cataracts, ptergium, and cancer of the skin around the eye.
Sunglasses are essential protection from UV rays, like sunscreen protects your skin, good sunglasses protect your eyes.
Wrap-around sunglasses with polarised lenses sit close to your face and wrap around the sides of your eyes, so offer maximum protection.
Children are most at risk
Children and teenagers are more sensitive to UV than adults. Research shows that only 32% of Australian children are protecting their eyes from harmful UV, if your children are in the 68% that aren’t protected, you should seriously consider taking action.
Polarised sunglasses are a great choice to reduce glare, especially if you spend a lot of time around the water.
Consider prescription sunglasses for added convenience, and better vision.