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Shedding Light on UV Safety

You're out in the sun, soaking up the rays, but there's more than meets the eye. 

Hidden within sunlight are ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a form of potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. These UV rays are classified into three types: UVA, UVB, and UVC. While the Earth's ozone layer absorbs the majority of UVC rays, UVA and UVB rays can still penetrate the surface and pose significant risks to your eye health over time.

Too much exposure could result in conditions like photokeratitis, cataracts, and macular degeneration, even escalating to eye cancer. This July, for UV Safety Awareness Month, we'll navigate these invisible threats together, ensuring your eyes are protected, and your vision, crystal clear.

Rec Specs, with its commitment to eye safety, incorporates advanced lens technology that offers optimal UV protection.


UV-Blocking Lens Materials

Rec Specs utilizes advanced lens materials, such as polycarbonate or Trivex, that inherently block a significant portion of UV rays and offer superior durability and resistance to impact. With their inherent properties, these lens materials act as a natural barrier, preventing UV rays from penetrating the lenses and reaching your eyes, even during prolonged sun exposure.  This is particularly important for individuals who engage in sports or other activities where eye safety is paramount. The combination of UV protection and impact resistance ensures that your eyes are shielded from harmful rays and potential injuries.

Polarized Lenses

Rec Specs performance sunglasses feature polarized lenses that not only offer UV protection but also minimize glare. Polarized lenses have a unique filter that blocks intense reflected light, such as sunlight bouncing off water, snow, or shiny surfaces. These enhance visual clarity, reduce eye strain, and improve overall comfort, especially in bright outdoor conditions.

Photochromic Lenses

Rec Specs also offers lenses that have the ability to automatically adjust their tint or “transition” from clear to tinted based on the intensity of UV light. When exposed to UV rays outdoors, the lenses darken to provide full UV protection. In indoor environments, they quickly and seamlessly become clear. This technology ensures continuous UV protection without the need to switch between sunglasses and regular eyeglasses.

2x2 ProCoat

Rec Specs exceptionally offers a revolutionary, proprietary lens coating technology that pairs double-sided, anti-reflective fast fog recovery coating with the base lens of your choice, reducing glare indoors and out while maximizing recovery for clear vision.



Over the years, Rec Specs has stood at the forefront of eye protection with its innovative lens technologies designed to offer the best possible UV protection. The combination of UV-blocking coatings, polarized lenses, impact-resistant materials, and transition lens technology ensures that your eyes are shielded from harmful UV rays while providing exceptional clarity, durability, and comfort all year round. Click here to start shopping or start a live chat with expert Outfitters from the ‘chat’ icon.

You can also use our easy at-home try-on process to test out Rec Specs from the comfort of your home. Click here to get started building your kit for FREE. Don’t forget – we also offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on your purchase!

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