Many people don’t consider the dangers of UV radiation in their homes or offices, but despite the assumption that your eyes are protected indoors, UV radiation can have a devastating impact on your eyesight whether you’re outside or not.
How Does Exposure to UV Light Affect Eyesight?
Cataracts – UV light increases your risk of developing certain types of cataracts. In fact, nearly 10% of all cataracts cases are estimated to be attributable directly to UV radiation exposure.
Macular Degeneration – Long-term exposure to UV radiation increases your risk of developing macular degeneration.
Pterygium – Also known as surfer’s eye, a pterygium is a pink benign growth on the layer over the white of the eye. UV radiation is a contributing factor in the development of these growths.
Photokeratitis – Short-term of exposure to large amounts of UV light (such as at a beach or while skiing) without sunglasses may result in temporary blindness and severe pain due to this corneal sunburn.
How Window Film Can Help
By applying a layer of window film to your home or office building, you can reduce the amount of UV light passing through your windows by as much as 99%. This allows protection from UV light without the need to reduce the amount of available light entering the building and darkening the room.
For more information on the benefits of installing window film in your home or office, contact Brower Tinting and Graphics today.
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