EYE OPENER – BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT SEMI FINALIST URGES LOCALS TO PRACTISE SAFE SUN THIS SUMMER
Welsh seven times over the safe UV limit for eyes during summer months
What: Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Nathan Wyburn poses with giant eye mascots The Protectors to highlight risks of UV light this summer.
Where: Outside Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
When: Tuesday 30 June between 11-11.30am
Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Nathan Wyburn will pose with giant eye mascots The Protectors in Cardiff on 30 June as a new survey reveals people in Wales expose their unprotected eyes to dangerous levels of UV light during the summer months.
The Think About Your Eyes campaign found that Welsh people are exposing themselves to an average of 1 hour and 47 minutes of sunlight every day, seven times over the safe daily limit recommended by experts*, and damaging their vision despite over half (52%) knowing the dangers.
Alongside Nathan, the Think About Your Eyes campaign is backed by independent opticians across the UK and the British Skin Foundation – which shares a mutual goal of raising awareness of the dangers of UV light.
Local optician Charlotte Magness from Medi-Optics in Thornhill Road is supporting the campaign and is available for interviews leading up to the 30 June.
To find out more and check your personal UV exposure, visit the E-SPF UV Riskometer at: thinkaboutyoureyes.co.uk