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Got Photophobia? Place Window Film In Your Home To Protect Your Vision

If you suffer from photophobia, or light-sensitive vision, installing protective window film on your home's windows could help. Window film is an advanced product that filters out UV rays. The film comes in traditional black, or it comes with decorative colors and images to match your home's decor and style. Here's what you need to know about window film and how it protects your vision from UV rays.

What's Photophobia and How Does UV Rays Get Inside the Home?

Photophobia develops when you expose your eyes to bright light, such as the light or UV rays produced by the sun. Wearing sunglasses when you go out into the sun can protect your sensitive eyes. But once you come inside your home, you can still experience headaches and other symptoms of your photophobia.

There are two main types of UV rays produced by the sun: UVA and UVB. Although clear window glass reflects or blocks UVB rays, it doesn't keep all UVA rays out of the house. Clear window glass can allow about 75 percent of the sun's UVA rays to pass through it. 

By placing window film on every window in your house, you can keep up to 99 percent of the sun's UVA rays out of your home. Window film uses polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, to prevent UVA rays from entering your home. 

PET is a strong polyester or resin made from recyclable materials. The material also contains chemicals called UV blockers that absorb natural light as it enters it. As a result, your home receives less light than it would without the film.

Can You Install the Window Film Yourself?

You can install the window film yourself or hire a professional to do the job for you. When you choose your film, be sure to ask your supplier about its decorative window products. Although black window film is a great choice for you, you may want to add style and flare to your home in addition to protecting your sensitive vision.

You can select decorative window film that features flowers, words, or paintings. If you want to add your own designs to the window film, ask your supplier if you can customize your order. Keep in mind that this option may cost a little more than using black or prefabricated window film for your home.

If you have questions about window film, contact a supplier, like Reflec Tech window tinting, for a detailed appointment.