UV can cause permanent damage
Your eyes are exposed to UV light in all seasons and in all weathers, which means they’re at risk even when it’s cloudy, rainy or snowy. So it’s not just a question of wearing sunglasses in summer.
Our eyes are even more sensitive to UV than our skin. Everyone knows to apply suncream to their skin, but few people realise just how much protection their eyes need – all year round.
UV exposure can lead to serious eye problems such as cataracts, macular degeneration, growths on the eyeball, and painful ‘sunburn’ of the cornea. And since the skin around your eyes is up to 10 times thinner than the rest of your face, it’s particularly prone to premature ageing and wrinkling.