Australia is one of the sunniest countries in the world, therefore we are exposed to a very high level of ultraviolet radiation.
The depletion of the ozone layer and a reduction in cloud cover are only a small number of factors contributing to a high UV rating. The ozone layer acts as the Earth’s natural shield from UV rays, therefore in Australia UV radiation is more prevalent. As a result, we need to be much more vigilant protecting our eyes.
If the correct precautions are not taken, we expose ourselves to a myriad of risks associated with eye damage. In the short term this will present as sore or irritated eyes after extended exposure to the sun. Long term risks include and are not limited to, photo keratitis, formation of cataracts and pterygia as well as eye cancers.
When selecting safety eyewear, particularly over the summer months it is important to consider the fit as well as ensuring the lens suits the application. The safety eyewear chosen should provide a close/wraparound fit to the face, preventing damaging rays penetrating any part of the lens. The lens tint must suit the conditions!
UV exposure is dependent on a variety of factors including the time of the day, time spent in high UV conditions, whether shade is available and the presence of reflective surfaces i.e. water, cement, sand, rock, snow and reflective roofing.
Polarised lenses are a must for any individual working in high glare environments. Bolle Safety’s market leading, injection moulded Polarised technology blocks 99.99% of UV rays; protection that goes well beyond Australian standards. The optically correct polarising film is embedded into the lens ensuring it won’t delaminate or scratch off the lens.
UV filtration and lens performance is dependent on the quality of polycarbonate used to manufacture the lenses. It is evaluated by a shade 0, 1, 2, 3 and 5, corresponding to the filtration scale of the visible and invisible light spectrum. This classification is dependent on colour, of which is related to comfort.
Safety and your eyesight is worth investing in! The only choice is Bolle Safety!