As the weather warms up, you may find yourself spending more time outside. To protect you and your family from the elements, sunglasses are a must!
UV Exposure and Eye Health
The sun is the main source of Ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can cause damage to your eyes. The sun emits 3 types of UV rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere; UVB is partially blocked; UVA rays are not filtered and can therefore cause the most damage to your eyes. While a variety of sunglasses are available, not all sunglasses provide UV protection – it is important to choose lenses that offer UVA and UVB protection when purchasing sunglasses. Sunglasses help prevent sun exposure around the eyes which can lead to skin cancer, cataracts and wrinkles. Sunglasses are also proven safest visual protection for driving and provide the best overall wellness and UV protection for your eyes outdoors.
Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses
While style and comfort play a big role in choosing the right pair of sunglasses, the right lenses can also make a big difference.
- Tinted lens: UV rays are present year-round, especially in the summer months. Wearing sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection is one of the easiest ways to reduce several eye health risks. But please note that darker lenses don’t automatically offer more protection. Look for 100% UVA/UVB protection when you buy sunglasses.
- Polarized lens: Different lens tints can be beneficial for different activities. Polarized sunglasses can not only protect you from UV rays, but also help reduce glare and reflection off surfaces like water. So Polarized sunglasses are popular for boating, fishing, biking, golfing, driving and other outdoor activities.
- Mirror Coating Available on Tinted&Polarized lens: Mirrored lenses provide UV and glare protection with fashionable mirror color options.
Sun protection is important year-round and UV damage is cumulative within your lifetime. Wearing sunglasses daily when you head out the door is a stylish and easy way to support your eye health.
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