1. Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes From The Sun
After enough time, ongoing damage from the sun may lead to the development of eye conditions like cataracts (clouding of the lens which leads to decreased vision), macular degeneration (degeneration of the tissue in the back of the eye that enable us to clearly see fine details), pterygium (tissue growth on the front of the eye which can lead to discomfort and distortion in vision) and eye cancer (approximately 10 % of all skin cancers occur on the eyelid).
Wearing sunglasses that have UV protection can help protect against these conditions, keeping your eyes healthier, longer.
2. Sunglasses May Keep Wrinkles From Developing
Wearing sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles around the eyes caused by exposure to UV light. The sun can cause wrinkles just about anywhere, but our eyelids are especially susceptible to the sun’s rays because they’re so thin.
3. Sunglasses Can Help You See More Clearly And Be Safer
Wearing sunglasses simply helps you see better in bright light. They cut down on glare and improve the colors and contrast of your view, so you can better take in your outdoor surroundings or drive more safely. Polarized lenses cut down on the glare that reflects off of flat surfaces like windshields, as well as snow, ice, and water. Whether you’re skiing or fishing, polarized lenses make it easier to see what’s right in front of you.
Wear sunglasses to help you see your best and navigate more safely.
4. Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes From The Elements.
Whether skiing down a mountain, reclining on a tropical beach or biking along a dirt road, sunglasses can make the difference between damaging your eyes and having an enjoyable outdoor adventure. Sand, wind and dust can all irritate your eyes or scratch the cornea, sometimes causing permanent damage. Snow, while less abrasive, instead reflects UV rays from the sun at your eyes.
5. Sunglasses May Help You Avoid Headaches And Migraines.
For many people who regularly get migraines or bad headaches, bright sunlight can be a major trigger. Wearing sunglasses allows you to soak up the sun without risking extreme pain and discomfort.
So make sure to have a pair of high quality sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays and wear them regularly.
If you need a new pair of sunglasses (prescription or non-prescription), the optical staff at Eyes on Henry in Spartanburg would love to help you choose a pair that looks great on you and offers all of the protective elements you need to keep seeing your best for years to come!