PROTECTING YOUR EYES

You know that the sun can be harmful to your skin.
But did you know the sun's rays and artificial
lighting can damage your eyes?
 

ULTRA-VIOLET
LIGHT

Ultra-violet light (or 'UV') is present even when it’s not sunny, and protection is needed on both clear lenses and sunglasses. UV damage accumulates over a lifetime. It can speed up the ageing of the eyes, and promote the development of cataracts and other serious conditions.


BLUE-VIOLET
LIGHT

Blue-violet light is transmitted by the sun, and everyday objects like LED light bulbs, smartphones and computers.

It can lead to long-term damage to the eyes, and accelerate the onset of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).


PROTECTING
YOUR EYES

When out in bright sunshine, you should always wear sunglasses with a high E-SPF (Eye Sun Protection Factor) to block UV rays. Ultra-violet and blue-violet light is also prevalent on your everyday clear lenses and therefore it's advisable to filter out harmful rays with  "no glare" lenses.

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*E-SPF® is a global index rating the overall UV protection of a lens. ESPF® was developed by Essilor International and endorsed by 3rd party experts. Lens performance only. The E-SPF® index excludes direct eye exposure that depends on external factors (wearer’s morphology, frame shape, position of wear).