Keep your eyes UV-safe – all year round
Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world but not many people are aware of the potential damage to their eyes from our sun's intense UV (ultra violet) radiation.
Here are the facts:
- Research from the Australian Skin Cancer Foundation shows that our eyes are 10 times more sensitive to ultraviolet radiation than our skin. Unprotected exposure to UV light increases your risk of eye diseases such as cataract or macular degeneration as well as growths on the eye, such as pterygium and cancer.
- 90% of UV radiation can penetrate clouds, so cloudy days don't protect us. Your eyes can also be damaged by indirect light reflected off surfaces such as water and sand.
The best protection is quality sunglasses worn all year round – even on cloudy days. Outlook Eye Centre offers prescription sunglasses, fashion sunglasses, sport sunglasses and children’s sunglasses so that all the family are covered!
Our commitment to quality means that our sunglasses range has been chosen based on the level of protection it offers and with an eye to fashion detailing. We have sunglasses for every budget at Outlook Eye Centre. Maui Jim, Ray-Ban, Adidas and Bill Bass to name just a few - and most styles can be fitted with your prescription. Don’t forget that your prescription sunglasses can be claimed using your optical health fund benefits.
Protect your precious vision today! Call in to see our range and receive expert advice from Shannon and Andrew for the very best in UV protection.