When most people think of sunglasses, they think of hollywood actors, actresses, the beach, and fashion. While it’s important to be fashionable, sunglasses serve a much more important purpose of protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Believe it or not, ultra-violet rays can damage your retina in the same way that they can damage your skin. UV rays can literally burn your eyes if overexposed (better known as welder’s flash).
Further than that, ultra-violet light increases aging in your eyes, which leads to early vision problems, and an increased risk of cancer. When shopping for sunglasses, make sure that you purchase sunglasses with polarized lenses, as the polarization is what reduces glare, and blocks 100% of ultra-violet light.
While protecting from UV rays is helpful, sunglasses also serve other healthy purposes, such as allowing you to drive a car properly while looking in to the sun, or even as protective equipment when participating in activities that could be harmful to your eyes.
Of course, if you’re like most people, staying stylish is always important as well. For an always classic, never out of fashion pair of sunglasses, we suggest Ray-Ban Sunglasses, as they were the original, and are still high quality designer sunglasses.
For other ways to prevent eye disease, make sure to stay out of the sun, and take eye supplements such as
Ocuvite on a daily basis. Eye cancer may not be common, but it is very serious, and reducing the risk of getting eye cancer is beneficial for everyone.
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