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How can UV rays damage your eyes?


Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is just as important as protecting them from the impact. Continued exposure to UV light can over time cause permanent damage to your eyes and the risk can be high even on overcast days as surprisingly cloud cover doesn't affect UV levels significantly.


UVA rays can pass through the cornea and reach the lens and retina. Overexposure has been linked to the development of certain types of cataracts.

UVB rays are partially filtered by the ozone layer but some still reach the eye. They can cause corneal problems, distorted vision and a painful condition called 'snow blindness'.

UVC rays are potentially the most harmful to your eyes and skin but fortunately, the atmosphere's ozone layer blocks virtually all UVC rays.


Protecting people with uvex


Even though our eyes are equipped with their own defence system, this alone is not enough to protect them from UV rays.

 100% UV protection

All uvex safety spectacles offer 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protection and the name uvex actually stands for ultraviolet excluded uv-ex.

Wearing the right safety spectacles will give your eyes the extra protection they need and filter out the dangerous UV rays in sunlight so your eyes don't have to.


uvex's full range of safety spectacles with 100% UV protection
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