Do Crizal lenses have UV protection?
Yes! All Crizal lenses offer the most comprehensive daily protection against the invisible and often irreversible dangers of UV reflection. Ask your Eyecare Professional to recommend one of many lens materials providing this maximum clear lens protection.
What is UV light?
UV is a form of light/radiation which is not visible to the human eye. Sunlight is the primary source of ultraviolet radiation. UV light comes from all directions, reflecting off surrounding surfaces and creating dangerous exposure.
Why do I need UV protection?
UV damage is cumulative and often irreversible. Long-term exposure to UV radiation can increase the risk of certain eye conditions and diseases, such as UV-related cataracts, growths on the eye, and even certain skin cancers on the eyelids or around the eye area.
What are the side effects of UV?
Premature signs of aging, skin cancer, eye disease, wrinkles and dark circles.
Why would I wear eye protection when it’s cloudy outside?
Over 40% of annual UV exposure is received during conditions when people are not in full sunlight and are less likely to wear protection. Complete UV protection on your everyday clear lenses can help protect the long-term health of your eyes.
Why would I need UV on the back side of my lens if it’s already on the front side? Isn’t that enough protection?
UV light comes from all directions, reflecting off surrounding surfaces and creating dangerous exposure. The back surface of everyday clear glasses has been found to reflect light coming from the back and sides of the lens, increasing UV light exposure to the eyes. Most sunglasses and clear lenses with higher quality materials block UV light from transmitting through the front of the lens, but they do not address the UV light reflecting off the back side of the lens. Crizal No-Glare lenses provide protection against back side UV reflection. Ask your eyecare professional about the benefits of Crizal lenses.