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You Protect Your Skin Against UV, What About Your Eyes?

 

UV PROTECTION IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE

Studies show that quite a number of people are not aware of the risks that UV rays pose to their eyes. In fact, while 92% of Europeans are aware that the sun’s UV rays can cause irreversible damage to the skin, only 42% know that the eyes are exposed to UV rays even in cloudy weather.*

*Ipsos Omnibus survey for Essilor International – Base : 5 000 respondents in 5 European countries (France, Gemany, UK,  Italy, Spain), 2012.

UV RAYS CAN HARM YOUR EYES

  • Accelerating premature aging of the eye and cataracts**
  • Damaging the sensitive skin around the eyes

**McCarty CA, Taylor HR. A review of the epidemiologic evidence. linking ultraviolet radiation and cataracts. Dev Ophthalmol. 2002; 35:21-31.

UV EXPOSURE YEAR-ROUND

  • 365 days a year, even in cloudy weather 

HELP PROTECT YOUR EYES BY CHOOSING QUALITY LENSES

Not all lenses have the same level of UV protection. Choose lenses with a high E-SPF index, indicating the level of UV protection. 

E-SPF® is an index rating the overall UV protection of a lens. E-SPF® was developed by Essilor International and endorsed by third party experts. Lens performance only. The E-SPF® index excludes direct eye exposure that depends on external factors (wearer’s morphology, frame shape, position of wear). 

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