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uv-protection-sunglassesHey there all of you Wise Family Eye fans and welcome to this week’s edition of our Q&A Monday!

Each week, we will look to answer some of your most popular questions. If you have an eye-health or ophthalmology-related question you wish to have answered, please comment below and we’ll hope to have your response within future weeks.

Today, we have an eye-health related question for you.

Q: When purchasing sunglasses, what level of UV protection should I be looking for?

A: When purchasing sunglasses, if you follow these stipulations, you will serve to better protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays:

  • That they block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation; screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light; lenses that are perfectly matched in color and free of distortion and imperfection; and have lenses that are gray for proper color recognition.


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