Ultra Violet light (UV) is found in the sunlight and is invisible to the human eye. Some of the UV is good for us and helps with making Vitamin D in our skin, but too much is also harmful and can cause skin damage and sometimes skin cancer. Most of us are aware of this issue so we protect our skin with sun cream; however we are less aware of the relationship with our eyes. The eyes are just as exposed as our skin but we don’t think about it.
UV light causes the eye to age at a faster rate and can accelerate the formation of cataracts, macular degeneration and fatty deposits on the white of the eyes that can lead to dry eyes.
At Pendleburys we promote the use of good quality sunglasses and prescription sun lenses.
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