Health & Lifestyle

I want to protect my eyes against UV Rays

Are these situations familiar to you ?

  • I worry that my eyes might be damaged by overexposure to UV rays.

  • I spend a lot of time outside, and I would like to get the best protection for my eyes.

  • I read in a magazine that the skin around the eyes is very sensitive, and that without proper protection it will age quicker.

UV and your eyes: what you need to know

While light is an essential part of our daily lives, most people nowadays know that we are also exposed to UV, an harmful part of sunlight that can be dangerous to our skin.

But UV rays also impact the long-term health of our eyes : eyes exposed to UV without protection can develop some tissue damage, and UV is also believed to speed up the onset of cataract.

So everyone, not matter what age, should protect their eyes daily from UV light. Be careful that UV can be strong even in case of overcast weather, so using sunglasses only on sunny days is not the best protection. Also, be careful many cheap sunglasses have dark lens do not cut UV properly, even if they have a UV-cut sticker on the lenses !

Having an efficient UV protection on your everyday glasses in the best way to keep your eyes well protected at all times. Then, to make sure about which product to choose, look for the eSPF index: like the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) for sunblock cream, the eSPF gives an indication of how well eyeglass lenses cut the UV.

The Nikon lenses well adapted to your case

All Nikon lenses include some level of UV cut, but in order to get the best and safest protection, the new Nikon Seemax+ UV series offer a double UV cut, protecting your eyes both against UV transmitted through the lens, and from the UV reflected by the lens surface.

The double UV protection of Seemax+ UV cuts about 100% of UV transmitted through the lens and about 95% of UV reflected from the back side, reaching an eSPF25 index level while keeping your sight completely clear.

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