UV & Your Eyes – The Facts!
Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world
Eyes are 10 times more sensitive to UV than your skin
Estimated 20% of cataracts and almost 50% of pterygium treated each year is caused by sun exposure.
Cataracts is the most performed elective surgery in Australia.
Why protect your eyes from UV?
From a young age we are educated about the dangers of sun exposure to our skin and overall health, and yet many of us are still unaware of the risks to our eyes.
This is despite the fact that Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world and the fact that the eyes are ten times more sensitive to UV than skin. With an estimated 20% of cataracts and almost 50% of pterygium treated each year caused by sun exposure it is essential that we learn how to protect our eyes all year round from UV eye damage.
To ensure you are getting the best protection come and see us for regular eye examinations so that we can monitor your eye health over time for any signs of UV related eye damage. We will examine the internal and external health of your eyes at length through a series of tests using the latest technology, checking for signs of eye disease and UV damage.
As part of your consultation, we’ll provide a personalised recommendation for UV protection moving forward taking into account both your lifestyle and vision needs.
Not all sunglasses are created equal and we strongly recommend investing in the highest quality of sunglasses available. This means sunglasses with the highest rating UV and glare protection which combine the latest lens technology to deliver you the best combination of vision and protection.
Consider Polarised Sunglasses
Once you try polarised sunglasses, we’re confident you won’t look back. Superior glare protection is achieved by eliminating distracting reflective light that bounces off horizontal surfaces such as water, roads and sand into our eyes.
Sunglasses in your prescription are no longer an indulgence and you can select from a wide range of the latest styles. Enjoy the freedom and convenience of clear vision combined with UV protection everyday!
Maximise your optical extras Did you know sunglasses in your prescription are claimable with optical extras? You can claim ANY health fund optical extras with us.
To find out more about this condition and how we can help please contact us.