There’s more to sunglasses than looking cool !

Sun is usually associated with pleasure and well being, but a good protection is essential.

You protect your skin from damaging UV rays but did you know that you also need to protect your eyes from the sun?

UV rays are extremely harmful and can lead to both short and long term damages.

On the short term: UV rays can cause discomfort and reversible diseases like blurred images, inflammations, photokeratitis.

In the long term, UV rays can generate:

  • Premature Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): this is the leading (preventable) cause of severe and irreversible loss of vision.
  • Cataracts : this is the number 1 cause of blindness, accounting for 16 million people worldwide; over 3 million of these are probably caused by excessive UV rays exposure.
  • UV rays can also damage the skin causing sunburns, sunspots, premature appearance of wrinkles. In the worst cases, it can also lead to cancers (melanoma & carcinoma).

Warning! 80% of a person’s lifetime UV exposure is received before the age of 18. So it is critical to protect childrens’ eyes with quality sunglasses such as Xperio® polarized sun lenses

Did you know that each year, 3 million people go blind from prolonged UV exposure?

Think about protecting your eyes with quality sunglasses to preserve your sight and remember, not all sun lenses offer the same UV protection.