All Eye Centers of Florida locations will be closed for the holiday on Monday, September 7th.

All Eye Centers of Florida locations will be closed for the holiday on Monday, September 7th.

The Three Bands of UV Light: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C

  • UV-A light is known as “dark-light” and, because of its longer wavelength, can penetrate most windows. It also penetrates deeper into the skin than UV-B light and is thought to be a prime cause of wrinkles. UV-A rays are a suspect in the development of cataracts, and might contribute to macular degeneration and aging of the retina.
  • UV-B light is recognized as a harmful, destructive form of UV light that causes sunburn, skin cancer and damage to the eye including cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • UV-C rays are the strongest, most dangerous type of ultraviolet light. However, UV-C rays are normally filtered out by the ozone layer and do not reach the Earth.