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I want to protect my eyes against UV Rays

Do any of these situations sound familiar?

  • I worry that my eyes might become damaged by overexposure to UV rays.

  • I spend a lot of time outside, and I’d like to get the best protection for my eyes.

  • I read that the skin around the eyes is very sensitive, and that without proper protection it will age quicker.

UV rays and your eyes: what you need to know

While we know that exposure to the sun’s UV rays can be harmful to skin, many of us overlook its effect on our eyes. UV rays can impact the long-term health of our eyes: exposure to UV rays without protection can cause eyes to develop some tissue damage, and it is also believed to speed up the onset of cataracts.

It’s important for people of all ages to protect their eyes daily from UV light. UV rays can be strong even in overcast weather, so using sunglasses only on sunny days won’t fully protect your eyes. Also, be careful when buying inexpensive sunglasses – many of them have dark lenses that do not block UV properly, even if they have a UV protection sticker on the lenses!

Having efficient UV protection on your everyday glasses is the best way to keep your eyes well-protected at all times.

When choosing your eyewear, look for the eSPF index. Just like you use SPF (sun protection factor) to protect your skin, eSPF indicates how well eyeglass lenses block UV rays.

The Nikon lenses that fit your needs

All Nikon lenses include some level of UV protection, but in order to get the best and safest protection, the new Nikon Seemax+ UV series offers double UV protection, shielding your eyes against UV rays transmitted through the lens, and from the UV rays reflected by the lens surface.

The double UV protection of Seemax+ UV blocks about 100% of UV rays transmitted through the lens and about 95% of UV rays reflected from the back side, reaching an eSPF 25 index level while keeping your sight completely clear.

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