Archives for Sun Damage

Prescription Sunglasses

Want To Know Where You’re Going In Life, Wear Your Shades! Prolonged periods of exposure to sunlight can cause serious damage to your eyes: not only to the cornea, but also the lens of the eye itself. You know this. So to avoid damaging to your eyes, you wear your sunglasses, particularly when you’re outdoors, at the beach, on the water, skiing or driving. You do the right thing. However, if you’re anything like the majority of people climbing the hill of their 40s, you now need a little bit of visionary help, particularly when trying to see something closer then
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Categories: Eye Health and Prescription Glasses.

Protecting Your Eyes From The Sun

How Do UV Rays Damage Eyes? In New Zealand we are aware of the importance of protecting ourselves from exposure to the sun. While we all hear about the need to protect our skin, we don’t here so much about protecting our eyes. UV rays cause ten times more damage to the eyes than they do to our skin. UV eye damage is cumulative over a lifetime. Harmful UV rays can damage your eyes and increase your risk of developing cataracts. Whenever going out in the sun, wear sunglasses or contact lenses that have a UV filter. Be it sunny
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Categories: Eye Health.

Winter Eye Care

UV Eye Safety Sunglasses in Winter — Why They’re Essential And Not Just For Snow Bunnies Studies show that sun exposure, regardless of season, may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye, including cancer. We are exposed to UV radiation daily, even in overcast weather; a fact many of us forget when the temperatures start to drop. The overcast skies and lack of sunshine fool us into thinking that our eyes do not need to be shielded from invisible UV rays. Most of us are good about protecting our eyes from the summer glare. We keep a pair of
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Categories: Eye Health.

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays

How Can I Protect My Eyes From Harmful UV Rays?   New Zealand has high ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels during summer. This is due to Earth’s orbit around the sun which puts New Zealand closer to the sun during summer time and our low air pollution and large ozone hole allowing more UV radiation through. Many people do not realise that exposure to UV rays can harm eyes and affect vision. How Do UV Rays Damage Eyes? UV rays are classified in three different groups – UVA, UVB and UVC. The mid range UVB rays are a risk factor for
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Categories: Eye Health.