Shop for Sunglasses at Eye Care Centre
We all wear sunglasses for comfort and as a fashion statement. However, it is important to remember that they also protect our eyes from UV-A and UV-B rays, which are connected to ocular disease. A pair of sunglasses that will adequately protect the long-term health of your eyes should:
- Block out 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B radiation
- Screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light
- Have lenses that are perfectly matched, without distortion and imperfections
- Have gray, green or brown lenses
Why Wear Sunglasses?
There are a few good reasons to make wearing sunglasses a daily habit:
- UV protection: Sun exposure can lead to cataracts, benign growths on the surface of the eye, temporary sunburn and other painful symptoms, that's why it's extremely important your sunglasses block out 100% of UV rays.
- Blue-light protection: The violet and blue portion of light spectrum can lead to macular degeneration and consequently, vision loss.
- Comfort: Wearing sunglasses reduces our exposure to bright light, so we see better without squinting and tearing up.
- Darkness adaptation: Direct sunlight makes it harder for the eyes to get used to nighttime vision.
- Skin cancer prevention: Lenses with UV filters protect the delicate skin around your eyes and on your eyelids.
For more information on how wearing sunglasses helps your health, take a look at the following video: