We are all very aware of the dangers of sun exposure to our skin. But what about the sun’s impact on our eyes?
Sunglasses are most definitely a fashion statement – but they are also more than that. Quality sunglasses are essential in protecting our eyes from glare and damaging UV rays in the same way that sunscreen protects our skin. Today’s advanced technologies offer superior protection, including polarised sunglasses to reduce glare and visual discomfort, the convenience of prescription sunglasses and sports eyewear to enhance performance.
It is estimated that more than 50% of a person’s lifetime exposure to UV is received before the age of 18. Children are more susceptible to UV damage because they spend more time outdoors. As the effects of UV exposure are cumulative, it is crucial that good eyewear protection habits start early in life.