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3 Ways to Protect Your Eye Health from UV Light

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Protecting your eyes from harmful light is just as important as protecting your skin. Overexposure to UV light can put you at greater risk of developing conditions that affect your health, especially when it comes to your eyes. Whenever you go out in the sun, even if it’s cloudy, you should think carefully about whether you are protected from the sun’s rays.

Protection from UV light is important for your eyes to reduce your risk of cataracts or damage to retinal cells. Luckily, you can achieve optimal protection by wearing the right lens solution. With that in mind, here are 3 things to consider in order to protect your eyes from UV light.

Choosing the right sun lenses for your needs

Sunglasses are one of the best ways to protect your eyes from bright light and UV rays, as well as offering a stylish accessory for the summer. Combine function with style by choosing the right sunglasses for your individual needs, and benefit from best-in-class UV protection.

It’s helpful to consider your lifestyle and your hobbies, as this can narrow your search for the right sun lenses. If you are very active and always on-the-go, you may wish to consider a pair of Xperio polarised lenses. Polarised lenses will protect your eyes from UV light but also reduce glare, which can occur on water or on the road.

Woman running wearing polarised lenses

Xperio polarised technology offers the highest level of UV protection within our range, so if you are light-sensitive or have recently had ocular surgery, this is the perfect lens solution.

Another option depending on your lifestyle are Transitions lenses. They automatically change according to the amount of light exposure, fading to dark and back to clear again when needed. Transitions Signature Gen 8 lenses will block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, while selectively filtering out harmful blue-violet light to contribute to your overall eye health.

Choosing a quality lens with embedded technology

You can protect your eyes from UV light even just by wearing your everyday, clear lenses. This can be crucial for maintain everyday protection wherever you are. Lenses from Essilor are available with embedded technology that provides a filter for harmful light, known as Eye Protect System.

Generally speaking, light is essential for our vision and wellbeing, as it allows us to see and helps to regulate some of our cognitive abilities. Eye Protect System filters out harmful UV and blue-violet light, while still letting the good light through. This protective system helps to reduce your risk of eye disease, while maintaining a completely clear lens.

Adding the right lens coating to your lens solution

Similarly, you can protect your eyes the third way by adding the right lens coating to your everyday lens. Lens coatings are an innovative way to help you get more out of your lenses, whether it’s scratch-resistance or UV protection. Crizal Prevencia can add extra durability to your lens while protecting your eyes from UV light, with an E-SPF rating of 35. This is the highest E-SPF index available on a clear lens.

The Crizal range also includes Crizal Sapphire UV, Crizal Easy UV and Crizal Sun UV.

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