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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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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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