25 July, 2018
We all know how important it is to wear protective sunglasses during summer, however, what most of us do not realise is how equally important it is, if not more so, to wear protective eyewear during the cooler seasons.
During autumn, winter and spring, the sun is lower on the horizon, so we get more exposed to those damaging UV rays, as they directly enter the eyes. See illustration by Olivia Pedersen below:
Furthermore, 90% of UV radiation can penetrate clouds, which makes wearing sunglasses all year round even more important – dull days can be just as damaging.
Another interesting fact and unknown to many is that UV exposure to the eyes is maximised between 8am-10am and, 2pm-4pm when the sun is lower in the sky often making these the most important times to be wearing your sunnies to protect from UV and give comfort from glare.
Check out our latest infographic on how to protect your eyes from the sun.
Our contact lens provider Alcon is experiencing delays fulfilling orders due to a cyber-security incident involving their freight partner, Toll Group. These delays are across their entire network of optical retailers in Australia. We apologise for an inconvenience caused and encourage you to contact your local EyeQ practice for any urgent requirements.