Note: These categories are normally printed on the “tags” attached to the sunglasses
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- The Australian standard has 5 categories of sun protection, ranging from 0 (very low sun-glare protection, some UV protection) to 4 (very high sun-glare reduction, good UV protection)
- Sunglasses that are labelled ‘category 2’ or higher are recommended because they absorb 95% of UV radiation
- Some sunglasses are marked with an Eye Protection Factor (EPF). An EPF of 9 or 10 provide exclent protection, blocking almost all UV radiation
- Council, C. (2018). Protecting your eyes from the sun - Cancer Council NSW. [online] Cancer Council NSW. Available at: https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/126426/cancer-prevention/sun-protection/tips-for-being-be-sunsmart/tips-for-sun-protection/protecting-your-eyes-from-the-sun/ [Accessed 28 Dec. 2018].