What is UV Safety Awareness Month?

UV Safety Awareness Month is held in July and is a great time to learn about the dangers of UV radiation and how to protect your eyes.

UV radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible to the naked eye but can be harmful to your health. Exposure to UV radiation can cause damage to the eyes, skin, and immune system.


Classifications of UV Radiation

UV radiation is classified into 2 types: UVA and UVB. UVA rays are shorter in wavelength and can penetrate deep into the skin, causing premature aging. UVB rays are longer in wavelength and can cause sunburns. Both types of radiation can contribute to the development of cataracts, macular degeneration, pingueculae, and pterygia.


UV Safety Awareness: Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

There are several ways to protect your eyes from UV radiation:

  • Always wear sunglasses when you are outdoors. Look for a pair that provides 100% UV protection
  • Make sure to wear a hat when you are spending time in the sun. A wide-brimmed hat is best as it will help to shade your eyes from direct sunlight
  • Remember to apply sunscreen to your face and neck area. This will help to reflect UV rays away from your skin and eyes

By being aware of the dangers of UV radiation and taking steps to protect yourself, you can reduce your risk of developing serious health problems.


Scott Eye Care Can Help Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

Scott Eye Care offers a wide selection of sunglasses for all ages, even infants, toddlers, children, teenagers, and of course adults. All of our sunglasses offer 100% UV protection.

During UV safety awareness month, invest in the long-term health of your eyes by purchasing a pair of UV protection sunglasses!