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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:

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