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Now that summer is rapidly approaching we are able to spend more of our time outdoors. With that brings the need for effective protective eyewear from the sun. All well made sunglasses on the market have one hundred percent UV protection. The benefits of UV protection are well known including the reduction of skin cancer to the eyelids the chance of benign growths on the white of the eye cataract growth and macular degeneration progression. Transitions lenses are very popular with a... Read More

Sunglasses and Lens Tints: It's All about Protecting Your Eyes    
The sun gives us light and supports all life on earth, but some of its rays pose threats to us and our vision. The primary danger from sunlight is Ultraviolet (UV) rays, which come in three types, UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. The last group, UV-C, are screened by the ozone layer, which is one reason we should all be concerned about our atmosphere; however, UV-A and UV-B rays pose a threat to our eyes in several different ways. Even small doses of sun exposure over a period of many years is a... Read More

The Importance of Sunglasses     
The Importance of Sunglasses "One of the most vulnerable areas on our body when we go outside on sunny days is our eyes." With all the focus on sunscreen during the summer months it leaves the question: Are we doing enough? We make sure our skin is protected constantly with sunscreen and even bug repellent if we are going to be close by to little critters. But are we doing all that we can to ensure our whole body is protected? One of the most vulnerable areas on our body when we go outside... Read More

Ultraviolet Hazards     
Ultraviolet (UV) rays carry more energy than do visible light rays. Thus the eye has a greater risk of damage from absorbing UV radiation than from absorbing other forms of visible light. Two types of UV rays reach the earth s surface: UV-A and UV-B. UV-A rays are the rays emitted from the sun that contribute to premature aging and they are present year-round. They contribute to early wrinkling of the skin the development of cataracts and the progression of age-related macular degenerati... Read More

Ultraviolet Light: Health Hazard    
Most people know that ultraviolet (UV) light can cause premature aging of the skin, sunburn and some skin cancers, but UV is also dangerous to the eyes. Aside from the skin damage that occurs in the sensitive eyelids, UV radiation has been found to be a significant factor in the development of  cataracts , as well as progression of  age-related macular degeneration , a leading cause of blindness. In addition, UV is an underlying cause of certain types of exposure damage to the ... Read More

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