Many of us know UV poses a risk, but few of us take the necessary daily precautions to protect ourselves.

  • Skin - According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fewer than 15% of men and 30% of women regularly use sunscreen to protect their face and other exposed skin areas when outdoors1
  • Eyes– Only 1 in 4 adults regularly wear sunglasses (or any eye protection) outside2.

Don’t take UV lightly: According to The Skin Cancer Foundation and Prevent Blindness long-term UV exposure can cause damage to both the eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes.  In fact, 10% of all cancers occur on this sensitive area3

That’s why ZEISS as an optical innovator is working to spread awareness of the need for daily UV protection. 

Supporting the fight against cancer together.

ZEISS has partnered with organizations to remind you to protect your skin and eyes from the sun – always.

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Featured eye doctors who support full UV protection

Eye See Optique
2405 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Call to schedule an appointment:

Hill Country Eye Associates
1929 W. Hwy 46, Ste. 103
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Call to schedule an appointment:

Hill Country Eye Associates

Find a UV Event Near You

Upcoming Events


Eye See Optique
2405 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204

Hours: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm


TSO Cypress at USA Fit - Cypress Run Club
Josey Lake Pavilion
1200 Bridgeland Creek Parkway, Cypress, TX

Hours: 8:00 am


Past Events


Bello Opticians and MD Solar Sciences Event
348 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm 


More details on UV events coming soon.


Want to know more about UV?

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[1]  Center for Disease Control (CDC) 2013 Consumer HealthStyles survey.
[2] VisionWatch (2018), The Vision Council’s 16-year running study of the U.S. ophthalmic market (n=10,000 consumer interviews per month).
[3] Cook BE Jr, Bartley GB. Treatment options and future prospects for the management of eyelid malignancies:
an evidence-based update. Ophthalmology 2001 Nov; 108(11):2088-98. 
Columbia University , Department of Ophthalmology. “Eyelid Cancer”, accessed on 15th July 2019. 
She-Sha Yu et. al., “A retrospective study of 2228 cases with eyelid tumors”, International Journal or Ophthalmology, 2018; 99(11): 1835-1841


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