WHAT IS THE UV INDEX?
Adopted by the World Health Organisation, the UV Index tells you on a daily basis what the UV levels are and when sun protection measures are required.
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The EN166/170 standard specifies safety eyewear should provide UV protection up to 380 nm. The WHO* and latest scientific studies state that this level of protection is insufficient and recommend safety eyewear lenses provide UV protection up to 400nm covering UVB and UVA rays.
uvex UV400 — included in all uvex safety eyewear
Regardless of whether you choose a clear or tinted lens, all uvex safety eyewear has UV absorption incorporated in the lens which filters 100% of UV rays up to 400nm. uvex which stands for ultraviolet exclusion, prides itself on delivering the best possible protection together with top-quality lens coatings, incredible comfort and stylish designs.
Even without sun, UV rays can still put strain on the eye
When working outdoors, your eyes are regularly exposed to harmful UV radiation — even when it is cloudy. The result: using insufficient protection may cause dangerous long-term damage such as corneal injury, cataracts and loss of sight.
uvex UV400 not only filters 100% of UVA rays (20% still passes through 380 nm lenses), it also completely minimises temperature-induced cell changes — a factor which increases tenfold in the percentage of total cell damage in the range from 380 to 400 nm. In addition, the dangerous, damaging blue light content (HEV), which is also harmful to the retina, is reduced by 15%.
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