UV Protection for your Eyes in a Clear Lens
- 22 December 2015
- Troy Cassidy
While it's great to finally get a bit of sun to help banish the winter blues, the hot weather does bring it's own dangers. Ultra-Violet (UV) radiation refers to light waves that are shorter than the visible radiation spectrum that we normally think of as "light". UV Radiation is implicated in a number of eye diseases, including cataract, macular degeneration and pterigium.
When we think of UV protection for our eyes, we usually think of sunglasses. Because of their typically large size, good quality sunglasses do provide the best level of UV protection. However it's not feasible to wear sunglasses all the time, so it's also important to have UV blocking built-in to our clear glasses. Crizal Forte UV is the first lens coating to be approved by Cancer Society NZ and Cancer Council Australia . It provides 100% UV protection, and works on both Clear and Transitions lens materials.
Because of it's UV-blocking properties, it's great clarity and resistance to smudging, Crizal UV has become our first-choice lens coating at Cassidy Eyecare.
About Troy Cassidy
Troy graduated from the University of Auckland Optometry programme in 1995, and has worked in optometry practices in NZ, Australia & the UK since then. Along with wife Stephanie, he has owned and operated Cassidy Eyecare in west Auckland since 2010.