SUN PROTECTION

We’re all too aware of the damage that can be caused by too much sun exposure.

It’s well documented evidence that exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from the sun can lead to eye damage.

Sunnies are the best way to protect your eyes – and they look great too!

But there’s no use lookin’ the biz – if you don’t have the right protection.

That’s why we have ensured our complete sunnies range, here at Level 28 comply with the Australian Standard Category 3 Protection – they’re not just fashion, they’re the real deal.

If you’re considering prescription sunglasses, then make sure you tick the L28 Sun Protection Coating upgrade option when ordering.

THE AVERAGE SUNSHINE IN AUSTRALIA
IS 8 HOURS A DAY

WHAT THE LENS CATEGORY MEANS

CATEGORY 4
Special purpose sunglasses
Very high sun glare reduction and good UV protection
CATEGORY 3
Sunglasses
High sun glare reduction and good UV protection

CATEGORY 2
Sunglasses
Medium sun glare reduction and good UV protection
CATEGORY 1
Fashion spectacles
Not sunglasses limited sun glare reduction – some UV protection
CATEGORY 0
Fashion spectacles
Not sunglasses limited sun glare reduction – some UV protection

UV WHEN SKIING

Solar UVR increases with altitude and at 2000 metres (typical of Australian ski fields) can be as much as thirty percent 30% higher than at sea level. The high reflectivity of snow worsens the problem, so that the UVR dose to your eyes can be massive.

DURING SUMMER TIME

The level of UVR at noon in summer can be more than three times as high as in winter and the particular type of UVR that causes the most damage can be as much as ten times higher.

BEACHING OR BOATING

Being at the beach or out on the water means you are highly exposed to not only the direct UV from the sun but to the reflected UVR from the sky, the water and sand.