World Sight Day 2020

Protect your eyes from light exposure: UV rays and blue-violet light.

World Sight Day is all about taking a moment to reflect on your vision care and eye health. This year, we want to talk to you about exposure to UV rays and blue-violet light.

Light exposure:

UV rays and blue-violet light

step 1

50% of UV rays come directly from the sun and 50% are refracted and reflected off surrounding surfaces.

step 2

Over 90% of people age 20-65 use digital devices every day, switching between an average of four different blue light sources.

step 3

68% of users experience visual fatigue after spending time on digital screens.

Why do we need to protect our eyes from

UV rays and blue-violet light exposure?

We're constantly exposed

Through all seasons and weather patterns, UV rays and blue-violet light are constantly present in the atmosphere.

May cause eye strain

Digital devices emit a lot of blue-violet light, which might contribute to visual fatigue.

Long-term repercussions

Long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun is a risk factor in cataracts. They may also cause the cornea and crystalline lens to age quicker.

Blue-violet light may effect our retinas

Emitted from the sun and our screens, blue-violet light may accelerate aging of the retina and increase retinal oxidative stress.

Our
Buy One, Give One
Program

Our Mission is to eradicate poor vision and help everyone See Amazing. For every pair of glasses purchased, we'll donate a pair of glasses to someone need. When you shop with Coastal on World Sight Day and beyond, you’re improving eye care for everyone in more ways than one.

Learn more about light exposure and check your vision at Put Vision First.