Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

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You’re exposed to more sunlight than you think.

Always choose polarised sunglasses that block out 99% – 100% of harmful UV rays to ensure your eyes are protected. Ask SUCRO Optometrist about prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes and eliminate glare while outdoors or driving.

 

  1. UV Protection

The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious, and in some cases, long-term health issues, including:

Photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye’s surface),

Pterygium (growths on the eye), cataracts, and macular degeneration. Sunglasses that do not provide UV protection can cause more damage by shading the eye – causing he pupil to dilate and allowing in more harmful UV rays.

 

  1. Skin cancer

5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Sunglasses are not just for sunny days. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors – whether working, driving, running, gardening, playing or watching sports.

 

  1. General Eye Comfort

The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly – causing squinting, eyes to water, and possible headaches.

 

  1. Dark Adaption

Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes ability to adapt quickly to night-time or indoor light levels, and can make driving at night difficult and even hazardous.

 

  1. Blue-light Protection

(HEV: High-Energy visible radiation)

Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV, as accumulated exposure has been associated with AMB (age-related macular degeneration).

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