You may be aware of the dangers of UV exposure to your skin, but are you aware that your eyes are vulnerable to UV damage at any time of the day and any time of the year?
Almost 60 per cent of Australians believe it is only the midday sun that poses the greatest UV threat, but this not the case.
On some days UV exposure to the eye before 10am and after 2pm may be higher than during the middle of the day, due to the angle of the sun in relation to the eye.
Even in a climate like we have in Ballarat, UV radiation levels are three times higher during summer than in winter.
Higher levels of UV are also experienced at high altitudes such as at ski fields and when light is reflected off a surface such as water or snow.
It is important to wear suitable UV protective lenses all the time and have your eyes tested regularly or as advised by your optometrist.
At OPSM Stockland Wendouree, Rajinder Uppal and the team all understand what you should be doing to protect your eyes this summer.
As the areas only locally owned OPSM, the team of staff live in Ballarat and are aware of the sorts of activities locals like to be involved in, and know the right summer eyewear to suit.
Of course when you buy from OPSM Wendouree, you have access to the safest and most desirable designer sunglasses, with brands such as Tiffany, Prada, Oakley and Ray Ban all available.
So look stylish and safe this summer, look to OPSM Stockland Wendouree.