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July11,2023

The Importance of Wearing UV-Protective Eyewear

Many of us are already aware of the importance of UV protection to shield our skin, but what about protecting our eyes from the damaging UV radiation? A wide range of UV-protective eyewear is now easily accessible, to help you protect and maintain your eye health. From UV-protective lens coatings to polarized lenses and more, discover Doctor M’s extensive collection of sunglasses and prescription glasses of various styles, colors and materials as well as clear and color contact lenses – with a wide choice of powers and durations to suit your lifestyle.

What are the Different Types of UV Rays?

UV rays, (or ultraviolet rays), are radiations emitted by the sun and other sources. There are three main types of UV rays: UVA, UVB, and UVC. 

  1. UVA rays make up the majority of UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface and are primarily responsible for the aging and wrinkling of the skin. In some cases, it can lead to more severe conditions. 
  2. UVB rays are the leading cause of sunburns and can also be linked to the development of skin cancer. 
  3. UVC rays are absorbed mainly by the earth’s atmosphere before reaching the surface.

When it comes to protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays, it is crucial to understand that not all sunglasses and contact lenses offer the same level of protection. Some sunglasses only protect against UVB rays, while others protect entirely against UVA and UVB rays.

Therefore, it is important to consider the level of protection provided when selecting your sunglasses or optical frames. It is recommended to choose a pair with 100% UV protection. Doctor M offers a wide range of sunglasses for all ages that provide optimal protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays. These sunglasses feature lenses with 99-100% protection from UVA and UVB rays, ensuring that your eyes are fully shielded from the sun’s damaging effects. With a vast variety of styles to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect pair to suit your needs and personal style. Invest in the health of your eyes and drop by Doctor M to check out our extensive eyewear selection!

What are some of the benefits of UV-protective Eyewear?

Protecting your eyes from UV rays is crucial to maintaining good eye health and clear vision on the long run. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of wearing UV-protective eyewear:

  • Better vision for longer 

Individuals who wear UV-protective eyewear are more likely to enjoy clear vision for longer. This is because overexposure to UV rays can penetrate the eye’s protective lens, which promotes good eyesight and overall eye health, and can lead to an increased risk of eye problems such as cataracts that can impact vision. 

Some UV-blocking lenses can block up to 99.9% of UV rays. So it is no surprise that by wearing UV protective glasses, sunglasses, or contact lenses, UV rays are less likely to infiltrate the eye, thus delaying the onset of impaired vision caused by UV exposure. 

  • No more eye sunburn!

Excessive UV ray exposure can cause a range of short-term symptoms, such as increased eye irritation, red eyes, and even temporary sensitivity to light. While these are considered mild, they can be uncomfortable. UV protection in polarized sunglasses and UV-blocking lenses can prevent such temporary damage.

The Different Types of UV-Protective Eyewear Available at Doctor M

Doctor M offers top-notch products catering to different lifestyles, preferences and budgets.  You can find a wide selection of fun, cool and stylish eyewear designs for men, women and kids as well as clear and color contact lenses and accessories.

UV- Blocking Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way in terms of UV protection. Many brands now offer lenses designed with UV-blocking technology that protects the iris and the surrounding area covered by the lens. Doctor M provides UV-blocking contact lenses by top brands, including Acuvue, i-clinic, and Leila&Leila, for daily, weekly, and monthly use and can be worn with or without a prescription.

Opting for UV-blocking contact lenses is a convenient and effective way to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, especially for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. They protect your eyes from UV rays, even in cloudy weather!

UV Protection Sunglasses 

Polarized lenses are the most advanced type of lens for sunglasses as they offer the highest UV protection while reducing glare. This type of lens is ideal for frequent drivers who face a lot of sunlight reflections off the roads and surfaces of water. Mirror lenses and block color lenses are popular choices for daily use as they not only provide sun protection, but also add a stylish touch to your outfit. Mirror lenses have a reflective coating that reduces the amount of light entering your eyes, making them great for sunny days; while block color lenses come in a range of solid hues, adding a pop of color to your look while also protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.

In addition, gradient lenses gradually reduce the amount of light transmitted through the lens, providing a comfortable transition from bright to low light conditions. With these innovative technologies, brands are designing fashionable and functional UV-protection glasses that allow users to enjoy their outdoor activities guilt-free. 

Eyeglasses with UV Lenses

For customers looking for prescription glasses,UV lens coatings are essential in eye protection. Various lens coatings are available at Doctor M including anti-glare, anti-blue light filter, and UV protective coatings. Each of them serves a different purpose and provides a unique benefit. 

Anti-Glare CoatingsReduce the reflection of light on the lenses, relieving eye strain, and making it easier to see in bright conditions.
UV-Protective CoatingsBlock harmful UV rays from reaching the eyes, reducing the risk of eye conditions such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
Anti-Blue Light CoatingWhile it does not provide UV protection, it shields your eyes from the harmful light of digital screens.

Doctor M offers the latest technologies in lens coatings and prescription lenses to ensure maximum eye protection and comfort. Choose your frames from brands like DKNY, Calvin Klein, Guess, Hugo Boss, and many more, and customize them with quality lenses that best suit your needs. 

Visit your nearest Doctor M store and we’ll take care of the rest!

Doctor M, a unique optical chain that provides specialized and accessible eyecare for all ages and lifestyles, is an innovative concept by MAGRABi Group, bringing forward the Group’s longstanding legacy of specialized eye care in the region.

Doctor M proudly delivers a one-of-a-kind eyewear shopping experience that perfectly combines premium quality, convenience, variety and expertise. This full-fledged store provides distinguished services through the best eye care professionals, using cutting-edge equipment.

  1. Seamless Shopping Experience: At Doctor M, customers can enjoy a smooth and practical shopping experience. The store is all about convenience; thus, a shopper’s journey at Doctor M does not exceed 25 minutes, including checking in, taking the free eye test with a qualified optometrist, selecting the frame and lens, making the insurance claim, and checking out.
  2. A Functional, Trendy and Genuine Eyewear Collection: Doctor M’s eyewear collection caters to various lifestyles and fashion preferences, offering you reliable choices when it comes to UV protective eyewear.
  3. Prioritizing Your Happiness: At Doctor M, customer happiness is always our top priority.  This innovative optical store guarantees a unique and special shopping experience filled with cool, fun and positive vibes.
  4. Reliable Online Eye Test Booking Service: Doctor M offers a reliable online eye test booking; you can also take a walk-in appointment at any Doctor M store in Saudi Arabia to check your vision and choose your frames and lenses confidently with our experts.

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