Do you wear sunblock or sunscreen?
Do you ever think to protect your eyes the same way you protect your skin?
Close your eyes and imagine losing your vision…UV rays cause cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration (retina deterioration) and skin cancer (10% of cancers found near eyes). Bright sunlight can trigger migraines and headaches. Wearing sunglasses can reduce frequency and intensity of pain. We should be protecting our eyes all year round, even on cloudy days.
The month of May is UV Awareness month and June 27 is National Sunglasses Day.
- 49% of U.S. adults don’t know that UV exposure increases the likelihood of cataract formation
- 43% don’t know that UV exposure can cause cancer of the eye or eyelid
- 36% don’t know that eyes can be sunburned
Source: The Vision Council, 2014 Sun Protection Survey
Our polarized lenses reduce glare for better color, clarity/detail and provide close to 100% UV protection from the sun. The sun emits UV rays and unprotected, prolonged exposure to these rays can cause serious vision problems.
Vuliwear is committed to helping raise awareness about the risks of exposure to UV rays. Because UV exposure happens over a lifetime and doesn’t always produce immediate symptoms, people of all ages must be aware of the negative impact sunlight can have on our eyes—protect yourself –wear your Vuli’s all year long.
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The time of day at which UV exposure is at its highest
UVA, UVB, & UVC
There are three types of ultraviolet radiation. UVC is fully absorbed by the atmosphere and UVB is somewhat absorbed, but the most potent form, UVA is not at all blocked and can cause serious damage to the skin and eyes.
Do all sunglasses block UV radiation?
No. Make sure to check for indication that the sunglasses you’re purchasing will block this harmful radiation.