Infrared Radiance: Shielding Your Skin and Eyes with Zenni’s EyeQLenz

Solar radiation, the energy emitted by the sun, is composed of various types of wavelengths, each with its own unique effects on the skin. Among these wavelengths are ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), and visible light. Understanding how each of these components interacts with the skin is crucial for protecting our skin health including the delicate skin around our eyes. In fact, many recent scientific studies have taken a closer look into these different types of radiation, highlighting the need for comprehensive sun protection.

Infrared Radiance: Shielding Your Skin and Eyes with Zenni's EyeQLenz

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As we prioritize skin health in the face of solar radiation, it’s essential to equip ourselves with the right tools for protection. That’s why Zenni is proud to offer our newest innovative lens, the EyeQLenz, offering complete UV protection and anti-infrared technology to safeguard not only your eyes but also the skin around them. With EyeQLenz, you can enjoy stylish eyewear while ensuring comprehensive protection against the harmful effects of solar radiation.

The Power of UV Radiation: Beyond Surface Damage

UV radiation, encompassing both UVA and UVB rays, is well-known for its harmful effects on the skin. From accelerating photoaging to contributing to melanoma formation, UV radiation wreaks havoc by triggering inflammation, altering DNA structure, and generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause damage to our cells. The consequences of prolonged UV exposure can be severe, underscoring the importance of adequate sun protection.

Unveiling the Dual Threat: Understanding the Effects of Infrared Radiation on Skin Health

While UV radiation often steals the spotlight, infrared radiation quietly wields its own influence on skin health. Accounting for about 40% of solar energy reaching the Earth’s surface, the biological effects of IR radiation are profoundly relevant. This type of radiation delves into deeper layers of our skin due to its longer wavelength and manifests as heat, triggering a cascade of events that can result in skin issues akin to those seen in aged skin. Studies suggest that heat from the IR radiation acts as a physical catalyst that may damage DNA in skin cells and accelerate the degradation of collagen and elastin, thereby promoting the premature aging of skin.

Infrared Radiance: Shielding Your Skin and Eyes with Zenni's EyeQLenz

Safeguarding Your Skin: The Importance of Broad Spectrum Protection

These findings suggest that comprehensive sun protection is essential to shield against UVB, UVA, IR and even blue-violet radiation. That’s where Zenni’s newest lens, EyeQLenz, steps in. Offering full coverage with a single lens, EyeQLenz incorporates anti-infrared technology, complete UV protection, a blue light filter, and light adaptive features to help protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them. With EyeQLenz, individuals can confidently take proactive measures to preserve their eye health amidst diverse environmental stressors.

Smart Choice: Advanced Coverage for All-Day Eye Protection with Zenni’s EyeQLenz

Zenni’s EyeQLenz isn’t just about shielding your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays; it’s a smart choice for all-day eye protection. Engineered with advanced features, EyeQLenz seamlessly safeguards your eye health from morning to night. Additionally, EyeQLenz boasts scratch-resistant and water-repellent properties, ensuring durability and clarity in any environment. The anti-reflective coating reduces glare, providing a clearer view even in bright conditions. With EyeQLenz, you can confidently step out into the sunlight, knowing your eyes are well-equipped for whatever the day brings.

Infrared Radiance: Shielding Your Skin and Eyes with Zenni's EyeQLenz

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Understanding the diverse effects of solar radiation on the skin and eyes are imperative for maintaining one’s health. While UV radiation has long been recognized as a primary culprit, the significance of IR radiation cannot be overlooked. By prioritizing broad spectrum sun protection, you can shield your skin from the harmful effects of solar radiation and enjoy radiant, healthy skin for years to come. And with Zenni, you can complete your sun protection regimen with style and comfort.

Furukawa, J.Y., et al. Skin impacts from exposure to ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and artificial lights- a review. Pub Med. 2021; 23 (1-2): 228-34. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0781.2003.00054.x

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Alyssa Buchanan

Dr. Alyssa Buchanan is an optometrist based in Lubbock, Texas. She received her doctorate from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and has practiced in various settings including Fort Cavazos where she provided eye care for deploying soldiers. Dr. Buchanan has since received her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and continues to strive to provide top-notch eyecare and make a meaningful impact in the eyecare industry.