The importance of wearing protective eyewear outside!
Posted on July 02 2018
We recently spoke to one of our fantastic customers, Adam, who wanted to let us know how much our sunglasses are doing to help with his recent diagnosis of two different eye conditions; pinguecula and pterygium.
These two, quite severe, eye conditions are believed to be directly caused by long-term exposure to UV (ultraviolet) light from the sun and to wind and dust particles whilst outdoors.
Both conditions involve growths forming on the conjunctiva (the clear covering) of the whites of your eyes and can severely affect your vision.
Adam told us, “As a result, to slow the growth of these unsightly things in my eyes, I shall be wearing sunglasses a lot outside, even on fairly cloudy days.”
Did you know that even on cloudy days, UV light can still pose a threat?
Around 80% of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds and occasionally the light reflecting off the clouds can actually increase the strength of UV light.
UV light will even pass through glass, so it’s important that you do all that you can to protect your eyes and skin, even if the sun isn’t out in full force.
It’s important to remember that sunglasses are crucial to your overall eye health and by wearing sunglasses with a high UV rating, you can help to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays as well as wind and dust.
“I will be telling everyone I know who is a runner, walker, or cyclist etc, to look after their eyes now I know what I know.”