The topic of Ultra Violet Radiation seems to confuse many people. However, a lot of research has been done, and there is considerable evidence to support the use of U.V. protection. Ultra violet radiation has been associated with cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye diseases. Also, certain medications, pollution, and some diseases make us more susceptible to the effects of U.V. radiation. Furthermore, due to the gradual loss of the ozone layer, we are being exposed to higher levels of U.V. radiation every day!
Who needs U.V. protection the most?
Contact lens wearers.
People with cataracts.
Water sports enthusiasts.
Women on birth control pills.
People taking certain antibiotics.
Children who spend time outdoors.
People with Pingueculae and Pterygia.
People taking Blood Pressure Medication.
“Given the low cost of U.V. protection and the utter lack of research showing any benefits of U.V. radiation, the safest approach may be for everyone to wear protection. Please ask us for more information.”