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December 2021 Newsletter

FUN IN THE SUN – SAFEGUARD AGAINST VISION DAMAGE

UV radiation (both UVA and UVB) from the sun reaches you by invisible wavelengths, producing DNA changes that can lead to skin cancers on the eyelids and premature aging of the skin around your eyes. It can also cause other serious eye conditions including Cataracts, Macular generation, Keratits and conjunctival cancers.

Safeguard your eyes by making sun safety a daily routine, year-round:

  • Wear sunglasses all year round whenever you are out in the sun
  • Be aware of clouds – the sun passes through and there is still UV radiation.
  • Take extra care near water, snow and sand
  • Wear a hat with a brim of 7,5cm wide

Get proactive about prevention!
Safeguard your eyes by making sun safety a daily routine, year-round!

The pros
Here are some of the biggest pros to getting a pair of transitional lenses:

  • Cost effective – Photochromic or transitional lenses can actually be quite cost effective. You end up not having to buy two pairs of glasses: prescription sunglasses and normal glasses.
  • Convenient –With transitional lenses, you can wear sunglasses while driving and still be able to read important street signs.
  • Limits risk of losing glasses –Having only one pair makes it easier on you.
  • Protects your eyes – They filter out a good deal of the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun, leading to healthier and happier eyes.
  • Different styles – Transitional lenses come in a myriad of styles, shades, and tints suitable for anyone’s tastes.

The cons
These are some of the drawbacks of photochromic lenses:

  • Ineffective in cars – Photochromic lenses darken in reaction to UV rays, which your windshield blocks.
  • Affected by cold weather – They take a bit longer to react to UV rays in winter.
  • No polarization – No polarization could result in harsh glare.
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