UV Light Exposure

June 22, 2015 | news | 0 comments | Author:

Ultra Violet light is everywhere. We are being exposed to it all the time. We all know the Slip Slop Slap rule and to cover up to avoid sun damage to our skin, but what about our eyes? UV rays can come directly from the sun or indirectly via reflection off water, snow, grass, concrete and even reflected off your own spectacle lens. Even in the shade we are still being exposed. Research shows that not only are the prime hours of sun exposure – 10.00am till 2.00pm damaging, but even more so are the hours either side, can cause ocular damage. The hours of 8.00am -10.00am and 2.00pm – 4.00pm is when the sun is not directly above us – it is at an angle (depending on the season) where the glare and reflection is at it’s greatest. So even though you may not feel the sun is shining brightly you are looking after your eyes, if you keep your sunglasses on that little bit longer.