Protecting yourself from the sun and ultraviolet (UV) radiation is something that all Australians are familiar with.
Sayings like ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ are well known within most, if not all, households across the country. However, people often forget about the effects that UV rays can have on the eyes. Most specifically, the early onset effects have been seen to occur in babies and young children.
What exactly is UV light?
UV rays are something that cannot be seen, nor felt which is what makes them so harmful. UV radiation can be broken down into three different categories:
• UVC – These are the most harmful types of UV rays as they are the highest energy.
• UVB – These are not quite as dangerous as UVC rays but they are still able to cause damage to a person’s eyes and skin.
• UVA – These rays are the ones that most resemble light rays and are therefore able to pass through many different surfaces.
How does UV Light affect your eye health?
Ultraviolet Radiation has been known to cause different types of damage to people’s eyes inclusive of vision loss and eye deterioration.
Some of the most common types of eye issues that can be caused by over-exposure to UV rays include:
• Skin cancer
• Macular Degeneration
How to protect your eyes from the harmfulness of UV rays?
- Wear protective eyewear that has proven to block 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. It is important to wear protective sunglasses constantly. UV rays aren’t just harmful on sunny summer days, but UV rays can penetrate clouds and are still just as harmful in winter. Whenever you are outdoors try your best to wear your protective Roshambo Sunglasses.
- Schedule regular eye check-ups with your Optometrist.
Our Roshambo sunglasses are designed to shield the eyes from ultraviolet exposure. Providing 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays make our glasses the perfect Aussie sunglass option suitable for the whole family.
Always remember that sunglasses are just as important in babies as they are in adults because this is where the damage happens.