HOW UV IMPACTS OUR EYES
Did you know that one in three American adults experience symptoms of UV exposure*?
But how do you know if your eyes are feeling the effects of the sun? Here’s a look at some common effects of UV exposure on your eyes.
THE ABC'S OF UV
The sun emits three types of ultraviolet radiation. Here’s what you need to know about each.
Less harmful than UVB or UVC but the most common type you come into contact with. UVA penetrates the atmosphere completely.
Very harmful with continued exposure. Some UVB rays are absorbed by the atmosphere.
The most harmful of the three. Fortunately, the atmosphere completely filters out UVC radiation.
8 FACTORS THAT INCREASE
EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
*The Vision Council, “Spare Your Sight: Using Shades for Protection and Style.2016 UV Protection Report.” 2016