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How to protect your eyes against UV damage

Top tips for protecting your eyes against UV damage

  1. Wear sunglasses which carry the CE quality mark, even if you are using contact lenses with a UV filter, because this will help protect the skin around your eyes, as well as the eye itself. Make sure children wear sunglasses too; their pupils are bigger than adults’, making the risk of sun damage much higher
  2. Choose sunglasses that sit closer to the eye and wrap-around, blocking out more light
  3. Check that your prescription lenses include a UV filter, for everyday protection
  4. Wear a wide-brimmed sun hat for more protection
  5. Never look at the sun directly – even if it’s just for a few seconds