Protect your eyes from the sun!
We all know that the sun releases radiation, one of these is UV which is invisible to the eye. UV rays are responsible for sunburn, but did yo know they can also damage your eyes and vision!
Wearing sunglasses with a built in UV filter this summer can help protect your eyes from UV damage.
UVA and UVB rays in sunlight can harm your eyes and may increase the risk of Cataracts and Age-related Macular Degeneration, the number one cause of sight loss in Britain.
It is a good idea to wear sunglasses whenever you spend time outdoors, but did you know that UV exposure is much higher in areas where there are more reflective surfaces, for example near water? So, protecting your eyes when you are by the sea is particularly important.
When choosing sunglasses only buy those which have a CE mark or carry British Standard BS EN ISO 12312-1. Many tints are available but the lightness or darkness, and the colour of the tint, are largely a matter of choice.
Have a great summer!