Danger 1: The blows

If you work in a dangerous environment like a construction zone or shop, or play ball games or do high-risk sports − strong, shatter-resistant glasses are a must. This is especially important when considering eye protection for both children and adults.

Did you know…?

  • Almost half of traumatic eye injuries are related to ball games
  • 45% of these occur in children under the age of 14
  • 90% of injuries can be avoided

Polycarbonate is a material used to make impact-resistant lenses, and when combined with strong frame materials, it offers tremendous eye protection.

There are other dangers that are not so obvious. For example, those caused by sunlight, such as ultraviolet (UV) rays and glare (bright light). It is just as important to protect your eyes from these elements that are not only annoying, but also dangerous for your eyesight.

Danger 2: UV rays

Every day — sunny or cloudy, from spring to winter — you are exposed to harmful ultraviolet rays. You may not be aware of them, but they are there. UV radiation is invisible, but harmful.

Did you know…?

  • UV light from the sun can “burn” the ocular surface and produce benign yellowish tumors in the eye
  • Prolonged exposure to harmful UVA and UVB radiation can contribute to the development of serious age-related eye conditions or diseases over time
  • These diseases include cataracts and macular degeneration , the leading cause of blindness in people over 60.
  • Only lens materials or coatings that provide absolute protection against both UVA and UVB rays fully protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Demand 100% UV protection whenever you get new glasses or buy sunglasses.

Danger 3: Glare

Glare is a disturbing and sometimes dangerous excess of intense light, and can occur day or night. This glare can cause squint , eye fatigue and, in extreme cases, even temporary blindness.

Did you know…?

  • During the day, glare can occur when moving from indoors to outdoors, from shade to sunlight, or from light reflecting off surfaces, such as from cars or from the sidewalks.
  • At night, glare can be caused by vehicle headlights while driving, or by bright reflections from wet streets , even from illuminated billboards.
  • Glare can impair your visual comfort and the quality of your vision, with the consequent decrease in your visual health.

Anti-reflective (AR) coatings are available for many lens products and are intended to help protect your eyes. AR treatments have proven efficacy in significantly reducing glare while increasing visual comfort.

The best of all? All of the types of lens coatings and materials we’ve mentioned, plus others like self-tinting and polarized lenses, can often be incorporated into a single pair of lenses for maximum versatility and protection of your vision.

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