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UV exposure to the eyes

Did you know?

  • The eyes are the only internal tissues of the body directly exposed to UV light

  • 40% of annual UV exposure occurs when we are not in full Sunlight

  • 90% of visible premature ageing is caused by UV damages

  • 3.2 million people go blind very year due to prolonged UV exposure

  • UV accelerates the appearance of cataracts: 20 million surgeries are performed every year worldwide

  • Children’s annual UV exposure is 3 times higher than that of an adult’s.

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