Sunwear

Sunwear and UV Protection

Ultraviolet radiation reaches the eyes not only from the sky above but also by reflection from the ground, especially water, snow, sand and other bright surfaces. Protection from sunlight may be obtained by using both a brimmed hat or cap and UV absorbing eyewear.

Ultraviolet radiation may play a contributory role in the development of various ocular disorders including cataract, pterygium, ocular cancers, photokeratitis (flash burns) and corneal degenerative changes. It may contribute to age-related macular degeneration.

UV Protection — A Must for Children

  • The average child receives three times the annual UV exposure of an adult
  • 7.5 times greater UVR transmission through the lens inside a child’s eye
  • 75% transmission at age 10, 10% at age 30
  • Damage from UVR is cumulative

As your eye care professional we consider UV protected sunglasses to be an integral part of your eye care needs.

The brands we carry are listed below or you can make your own pair from our range of spectacle frames.