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Saturday, 13 April 2013


Every time you're outside, you are not only exposing your skin but also your eyes to the Sun's harmful UV rays. UV radiation is invisible, but can be found everywhere. Water, snow, sand and concrete all reflect the sunlight, which means that you are not necessarily protected under a parasol. 90% of UV light penetrates also through light cloud cover. Only rain, fog and low clouds reduces the exposure to UV-radiation significantly.

It is clinically proven that overexposure to UV radiation can damage the eyelids, the cornea and lens of the eye. And a new EU-funded research project has just shown that UV radiation in Scandinavia is on par with Sicily in Italy in the spring.

That is why it is important to protect your eyes with sunglasses that block 100% against the Sun's UV rays when you stay outside, regardless of season.

Tell to your friends and family about this page. There is a great need for information on the harmful effects, UV radiation can cause on the eyes, if you are not careful.

A new study by YouGov, has created the Foundation of analysis for Uk's Optician Association shows that every other Dane is not aware that UV rays can lead to serious eye diseases.

Almost half of Brits (45 percent) responded that they do not know that they can incur the eyes damage without UV protection. And it is not because we are generally unaware of the UV radiation.

The study shows that 95 percent of brit's are very well aware of the damage that UV radiation can cause skin. But when it comes to how damaging even the same sunlight is our eyes, trust blindly that the eyes have superpowers.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by spreading the word.


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