Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you look great.
It’s important to make sure that your sunglasses offer UV protection.
The same Ultraviolet (UV) Rays from the sun that damage our skin, are also dangerous for your eye health. UV Rays can cause:
- Cataracts – A clouding of lenses that can blur vision
- Macular Degeneration – damage to the retina that can lead to blindness
- Pterygium – tissue that grows over the surface of the eye, eventually leading to astigmatism
Sunglasses with proper UV protection – labeled as “UV 400” will protect your eyes from 99% of the UV Rays. Even if the sun is not bothering your eyes, or is not especially bright on a given day, protection from UV rays is still necessary
Wraparound sunglasses that fully cover your eyes are recommended, as is a hat with a brim such as a baseball hat, for maximum protection.