Maybe your mom nagged you to wear sunglasses when you were a kid, or your dad always had an extra pair around for you to wear while riding your bike, but have you ever wondered. Why I need to wear sunglasses?
Are sunglasses just another fashion accessory, or are they the key to good eye health?
Sunglasses are definitely a fashion item that people are looking for. But the first reason to wear them is their health benefits.
The most significant benefit of wearing it is that it protect your eyes from UV (ultraviolet) rays. UV rays can have harmful effects on the eyelids, cornea, lens and retina. UV rays can have harmful effects on the eyelids, cornea, lens and retina.
When to put on your sunglasses?
Do you only wear it on sunny days? If so, you’re doing your eyes a disservice. Dr. Levine says sunglasses are necessary year-round.
Winter, spring, summer or fall even cloudy or rainy, you’re always exposed to UV rays. It’s especially very important to protect your eyes whenever you are on, in or near water.
We are not only vulnerable to direct sunlight, but as well by the reflection of the sun on the water or mirrors.
Snow also reflects sunlight, so if you go skiing this winter, don’t forget your sunglasses. Too much UV exposure can cause corneal burns.
What to look for when choosing sunglasses?
Dr. Levine says there are a few details you should consider when choosing a new pair of sunglasses.
100% UV protection: This means your sunglasses will filter out all the harmful UV rays that can damage your eyes.
Wrap-around: They reduce the amount of UV rays your eyes are exposed to.
Polarized: This optional feature reduces glare, which is more comfortable for your eyes.
Tinting. Dr. Levine says the color of your sunglasses is purely cosmetic, so choose a pair that best suits your tastes. Just make sure they’re labeled as having 100 percent UV protection.
What are the benefits of sunglasses?
Sunglasses also help protect the delicate skin around the eyes from the effects of aging.
The thinnest skin on our body is the eyelid. It is therefore more likely to be damaged by the sun.
1. Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the elements.
Whether you’re skiing down a mountain, lounging on a tropical beach, or biking down a dirt road, sunglasses will protect your eyes and keep your outdoor adventure enjoyable. Sand, wind and dust can irritate your eyes or scratch your corneas, sometimes causing permanent damage. Snow, while less abrasive, can reflect the sun’s UV rays back into your eyes. If you spend a lot of time in the snow without glasses, you can suffer from “snow blindness,” a temporary loss of vision caused by excessive UV rays reflecting off snow and ice. Wearing gl prevents snow blindness and allows you to stay on the slopes longer.
Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygium. Cataracts cloud the lens of the eye, which can impair vision; macular degeneration damages the macula on the retina, which interferes with central vision; and pterygium is a growth of tissue on the eye. Wearing sunglasses with UV protection can help prevent these diseases and keep your eyes healthier longer.
3. You’ll be able to see more and enjoy the view more than you otherwise would.
Wearing sunglasses not only protects your health, but also helps you see better in bright light. They reduce glare and improve the color and contrast of your field of vision, so you can be more aware of your surroundings and drive more safely. Even on slightly cloudy days, wearing this glasses while driving can improve your vision and reduce glare. If you’re fishing instead of driving, you can also see the water better without the harsh, reflective glare.
4. If you are recovering from eye surgery, sunglasses will help protect your eyes.
Surgical procedures to correct your eyes are common today, including LASIK or cataract surgery. However, it is important to continue wearing sunglasses after surgery to help your eyes heal. It protects your eyes from damage and ensures a smooth and quick healing process.
5. You will be able to avoid headaches and migraines.
For many people who suffer from frequent migraines or severe headaches, bright sunlight can be a major trigger. If you wear sunglasses, you can bask in the sun without risking extreme pain and discomfort.
Whatever reason appeals to you the most, the bottom line is that it makes your eyes safer and you feel more comfortable outdoors. So make sure you buy high-quality glasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays and wear them regularly.
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6. Sunglasses are fashionable!
Now that’s a fun reason! Sunglasses come in so many colors, shapes and styles that there is sure to be one you like (or at least!) one. You can even have different sunglasses for different events, or to coordinate with different outfit styles! We especially like the Vintage sunglasses.
They’re versatile and will take your style up a notch. Morrison sunglasses are also a great option if you’re looking for something with timeless style.
One of my favorite things to do is to match my sunglasses to my protective sun hat. This way, I get extra protection from the sun’s rays and stay cool and comfortable, all while looking stylish.
No matter what look you’re going for, from classic cool to modern chic, there’s a pair of sunglasses that will make you look and feel great.
Does the price matter?
Should good sunglasses cost a lot of money? Dr. Levine says no.
You can find excellent glasses for €5, but you can of course buy more expensive ones.
What’s the biggest difference between cheap and high-end sunglasses? The more expensive glasses have better frames.
You might think that expensive glasses are more appropriate for protection and style. But the main thing is that there is 100% UV protection. The price does not matter.
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