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Your eyes are 10 times more sensitive to UV than your skin

by: Optometrist Noosa on

(/blog/your-eyes-are-10-times-more-sensitive-to-uv-than-your-skin) Why it’s so important to protect your eyes from UV. Just like our skin, our eyes are susceptible to both the short term and long term effects of UV rays. The facts don’t lie: Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world [1] (#1) UV causes ten times the amount of damage to the eyes than to the skin [2] (#2) Children are more sensitive to UV damage of the skin and eyes than adults [3] (#3) 57% of Australian parents routinely protect their eyes from the sun, while   ...read more

Noosa Maui Jim Sunglasses Show 2018

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(/blog/maui-jim-sunglasses-show-2018) (/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=13579) We invite you to join us for our annual spring event to view the complete range of this seasons hottest styles from world leading polarised sunglasses brand, Maui Jim. You'll receive a personal fitting and get to try on what we, at Noosa Optical, wear every day. Date: Thursday 25th October 2018 Time: 10am to 6pm Venue: Noosa Optical, 1 Lanyana Way Noosa Junction This year's exclusive event will showcase the complete range of this seasons hottest styles from world leading polarised sunglasses brand,   ...read more

7 Sunglasses Myths to Clear Up This Spring

by: Catherine Tromp on

(/blog/sunglasses-myths) Separate Fact from Marketing Spin In Queensland, we're taught from a very young age about how to protect our skin from the sun. Everybody knows that sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays...but do they? Let's clear up some common myths about sunglasses then! Myth 1 - All Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes Unfortunately there are many sunglasses that do not protect against the sun's harmful rays. In fact, sunglasses with poor UV protection actually place your eyes at higher risk. This is because they make it darker for your eyes which causes your  ...read more

Protecting Eyes From Sun Exposure

by: Catherine Tromp on

We all know about the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but many of us tend to forget to protect our eyes. Your sun behaviour today will determine your chances of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, cancers and macular degeneration later in life. Types of UV The visible light spectrum extends from 380 to 760 nanometres (nm). Invisible UV radiation extends beyond the violet end of the spectrum, in the shorter wave lengths of 100 to 400nm. It is important to note that part of the UV radiation spectrum actually overlaps with the visible light spectrum betwe  ...read more