Did you know that if your eyes feel tired, sore and even gritty after a day at the beach, it is possible you may be experiencing UV radiation exposure? According to the World Health Organization, acute effects of UV radiation exposure will damage your eye long-term creating photokeratitis including snow blindness and will destroy the proteins in your eye's lens causing them to unravel, tangle and accumulate pigments creating cataracts. Other problematic issues can also occur including Pterygium and cancer of your eye.
As hats with large brims and big sunglasses offer some protection, they will not offer as much as you need because UV rays face up on an array of surfaces such as water, sand, snow and even the pavement. According to the World Health Organization, a strong ground reflection can create acute effects of UV radiation exposure including photoconjunctivitis. And with the highest level of ultraviolet radiation exposure for the eyes occurring in the morning through mid-afternoon, it is so important to protect your eyes.
Other than staying out of the sun one of the greatest ways to protect your eyes is with ACUVUE brand contact lenses. ACUVUE provides a holistic approach to protecting your eyes from ultraviolet rays. And as the only major contact lens brand, it is also the only brand that meets industry standards for blocking those rays through its entire product line.
It is a fact (which has been proven many times) that UV rays from the sun can damage sensitive cells eyes, affecting vision as a result. And although some of the effects are not instantaneous, it can take years before you experience them.
ACUVUE offers contact lenses such as the ACUVUE OASYS 1-day with HydraLuxe technology that provide your eyes with the highest level of protection, blocking over 90% of UVA rays and 99% UVB rays. As a globular organ of vision, the eyes are the mirror of your soul. And even though 1/6th of your eye is exposed, it is key to treat them well. After all, over 80% of our memories are determined by what we see as 80% of what we learn is through our eyes. For more information visit ACUVUE today.