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Ultraviolet Rays Awareness

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THE FACTS ABOUT ULTRAVIOLET RAYS

– You are exposed to UV 365 days a year

– UVA account for 95% of UV radiation

– UVB is more likely to penetrate on cloudy days

Prolonged exposure to UV radiation over time can lead to irreversible damage such as cataracts, pterygium, tissue growth over the conjunctiva, and macular degeneration.

Children receive 3 times more sun exposure than adults do. Therefore, it is very important that children begin wearing sunglasses from 2 years of age.

Reflected UV light is just as damaging as direct UV.

Water reflects up to 100%, snow up to 85%, sand and concrete 25% and grass reflects up to 3%.

Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses to block 99-100% UVA/UVB radiation.

Wraparound sunglasses prevent UV rays from entering around the frame.

UV 400 coating covers all UVA and UVB rays.

Watch a short video about sunwear.