This diverse range is built to provide protection from the harmful range of Ultra-Violet Light meaning 99 to 100 percent of the harmful radiation is kept away from the eyes. These sunglasses also limit colour distortion of light when looking through tint which sometimes causes discomfort for some users.
How can UV400 sunglasses help?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are not only a major cause of skin cancer, they can damage the eyes in many ways. Too much UV radiation to the eyes can cause short term symptoms such as: mild irritation, excessive blinking, swelling, difficulty looking at strong light and sunburn of the cornea or snow blindness. Exposure to UV radiation over long periods can lead to more serious damage to the eyes such as: cataracts, or cloudiness of the lens, cancer of the conjunctiva, skin cancer of the eyelids and around the eyes and ocular melanoma. UV 400 indicates an eye protection item that has been optimized to prevent eye exposure to both UVA and UVB radiation. One of the biggest differences between UV 400 protected items as compared to other items that protect against the sun's radiation is the fact that UV 400 protected items are capable of blocking light rays as small as 400 nanometres. This means that anywhere from 99 to 100 percent of the sun's harmful radiation is kept away from the eyes, which can make a big difference in eye protection.
All sunglasses sold in Australia must comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:1:2016. This mandatory standard sets limits on the allowed transmittances of fashion spectacles and sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses that meet or exceed the standard’s requirements for effective sunglasses ensures that the eyes have adequate protection against UVR damage. All our sunglasses are being tested at independent laboratories in Australia and meet or exceed the Australian Standards.