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UV Protection Coating

Protect your eyes from the sun's harmful UV rays

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UV
Protection
Coating

What is a UV protection coating?

A UV protection coating is an invisible dye that adds a layer of
UVA- and UVB- blocking material to lenses on both glasses and sunglasses.

What is a UV
protection coating?

An invisible dye that adds a layer of
UVA- and UVB-blocking material to
lenses on both glasses and sunglasses.
infographic of UVA and UVB rays and how they impact the eyes

Why do I need UV
protection on my glasses?

Sunlight contains harsh ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB rays) that can be harmful to your eyes.

These rays are invisible, present on both sunny and overcast days and can cause serious damage to your eyes in the long term. 

Why do I need UV protection on my glasses?

Sunlight contains harsh ultraviolet
radiation (UVA and UVB rays) that can
be harmful to your eyes.

These rays are invisible, present on
both sunny and overcast days
and can cause serious damage to your eyes in the long term.

infographic of UVA and UVB rays and how they impact the eyes

How can UV light damage my eyes?

How can UV light
damage my eyes?

What are the benefits of
a UV coating?

A UV-protective coating shields your eyes from dangerous UV rays and helps keep them healthy. It can be applied to both glasses and sunglasses lenses so you’re always covered.

Without a UV lens coating, even brief exposure to ultraviolet radiation can have harmful effects.

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What are the benefits
of a UV coating?

A UV-protective coating shields your eyes from dangerous UV rays and can be applied to both glasses and sunglasses lenses.

Without a UV lens coating, even brief exposure to ultraviolet radiation can have harmful effects.

glasses and sunglasses

How to add UV protection to glasses

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how to add UV protection to your lenses
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How to add UV
protection to glasses

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how to add UV protection to your lenses
how to add UV protection to your lenses

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certified optician

Got questions about eye care?

We’re here to help. For guidance you can trust, ask our in-house opticians.

FAQs

No, not all lenses include a UV coating. While polycarbonate lenses block UV rays without an additional coating, plastic lenses do not and will need to have a UV coating applied to ensure protection.

UVA rays have a longer wavelength than UVB rays. UVA rays pass through the cornea and reach the lens and retina inside your eyes. UVB rays are absorbed by the eye’s cornea.

Yes, at checkout you can customise your lenses. Select a lens package with UV 400 to add to your frames.

Yes, UV coating on eyewear shields and protects your eyes from damaging UV rays. Without a UV coating, even brief exposure to UV rays can damage your eyes.