Sunglasses make more than a fashion statement – they also keep your eyes safe from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. That’s why choosing the right sunglasses is an essential part of keeping your eyes healthy.
UV rays can raise your risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and even cancer of the eye and eyelids. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation and alters cells.
Sunglasses can block harmful UV radiation and reduce your risk for potentially blinding eye diseases and tumors, but they’re also great at preventing dust, sand, and other airborne particles from getting into your eyes.
When it comes to sunglasses, bigger is better. Wrap-around shades that offer side protection are especially good choices. The sun’s rays don’t just come from the front; they can reflect from surfaces such as cars or the water. It’s important to look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays.
If you do a lot of boating or driving, consider polarized lenses, which are effective at reducing glare. Don’t choose sunglasses based on the darkness or color of the lenses. Unless treated, dark lenses do not block out UV rays better than other tints. Read the label instead.
Some Simple Steps for Keeping Your Eyes Safe with Sunglasses
- Always wear your sunglasses when you’re outside. This is mostly important during peak sunlight hours, when rays are the strongest. Also, be sure to wear your sunglasses when you’re at higher altitudes, where UV light can be particularly extreme.
- Wear sunglasses even when it’s cloudy. Just as doctors recommend sunscreen on cloudy days, eye care professionals recommend people wear sunglasses even when it isn’t sunny out. That’s because UV rays can penetrate through thin clouds and haze.
- Wear sunglasses year-round. Your eyesight can be affected by sunlight in any season, not just summer. You need the same protection on the ski slopes in January as you do on the beach in August.
- Another bonus to wearing sunglasses is that they can help reduce the amount of wrinkles around the eyes. The skin of the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin and susceptible to sun damage. And wearing sunglasses reduces squinting, which can also lead to wrinkles.
By wearing DisoGlasses sunglasses which offer effective protection against harmful UV rays, you can enjoy the outdoors while protecting your eyesight. DisoGlasses Limited is a unique manufacturer and supplier of sunglasses in China.