UV Protection - More than looking Cool
Eye protection is the top priority for every pair of 2nu sunglasses. Our sunglasses lenses absorb 70-90% of visible light. Every lens blocks 100% UVA, UVB. Different lenses provide special functions for extra comfort, clarity & protection.
Sun is usually associated with pleasure and well being. But a good protection is mandatory to enjoy only the best part of the sun.
You are probably aware that UV rays damage the skin … and therefore you protect yourself with a quality sun screen. But did you know that sun exposure can also damage your eyes?
Less than 10% of wearers worldwide are aware of sunrays dangers on the eyes… But UV rays are very harmful to the eyes. They are invisible but can generate short term or long term damages.
On the short term: UV rays can cause discomfort and reversible diseases like blurred images, inflammations, photokeratitis.
On a longest term, UV rays can generate:
- Premature Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): this is the leading (preventable) cause of severe and irreversible loss of vision.
- Cataracts : this is the number 1 cause of blindness, accounting for 16 million people worldwide; over 3 million of these are probably caused by excessive UV rays exposure.
- UV rays can also damage the skin causing sunburns, sunspots, premature appearance of wrinkles. In the worst cases, it can also lead to cancers (melanoma & carcinoma).