How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

How to Protect Your Eyes from UV RaysYou can protect your eyes from UV rays in two important ways:

  1. Know the dangers of UV rays.
  2. Wear proper eye protection and hats that block UV rays.

UV rays can come from many directions. They radiate directly from the sun, but they are also reflected from the ground, from water, snow, sand and other bright surfaces.

Use eyewear that absorbs UV rays and wear a brimmed hat or cap.

A wide brimmed hat or cap will block about half of UV rays. A brimmed hat or cap can also limit UV rays that hit the eyes from above or around glasses.

Eyewear that absorbs UV rays gives you the most protection. All types of eyewear, including prescription and non-prescription glasses, contact lenses and lens implants, should absorb UV-A and UV-B rays. For UV protection in everyday eyewear, there are several options like UV-blocking lens materials, coatings and photochromic lenses. UV protection does not cost a lot of money and does not get in the way of seeing clearly.

Read the original article on preventblindness.com

Do you have any interesting tidbits to share about eyeglasses, sunglasses or contact lenses? We’d love to hear your insight in the comment section below. And don’t forget, if you’re in need of a new pair of eyeglasses, or want to schedule an eye examination, drop in to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location.

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