UV Rays and Our Eyes

In popular perception, eye health and safety are often associated with conditions such as refractive error and also the physical safety aspects of wearing spectacles, such as the risk of eye injuries caused by damaged spectacles. In reality, however, eye health and safety encompass a lot more and includes protection against harmful radiation. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is extremely harmful for our eyes. Research shows a correlation between long-term exposure to UV rays and ocular pathologies such as Cataract, Pterygium, and Pinguecula.

An India Vision Institute (IVI)-VisionPlus Magazine-hosted panel discussion, ‘UV Rays and Our Eyes,’ July 16, saw experts in the field of eye care explaining the effects of UV radiation on our eyes and sharing ideas and mitigation strategies to best deal with the challenge. Moderated by IVI’s CEO, Vinod Daniel, the panel comprised Ananthalakshmi N, Head, Education & Professional Services, Essilor India Pvt. Ltd., Rathindra K Dhar, Head of Training, Carl Zeiss India Pvt. Ltd., Reshma Shetty, Professional Services Manager, Hoya Lens India Pvt. Ltd., and Murtuza E Madraswala, Head, Professional Services Offline Stores, Lenskart.com.

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