As the layer of ozone that surrounds the earth becomes depleted so an increasing intensity of the dangerous ultra violet (UV) rays emitted by the sun is reaching the earth’s surface. This means that adequate vision protection, in the form of high quality sunglass lens, from the sun’s rays is becoming more and more important as time goes by.
Why You Should Protect Your Eyes
We have constant reminders from the media, medical professionals and not least from the advertisements for lotions, oils and creams preaching the virtues of skin protection from sunlight and the life threatening consequences of over exposure to UV rays where skin cancers can be the outcome.
However publicity of the damage to vision that these rays can cause is much more muted, not least of which is a much increased risk of cataracts.
It is essential that the vision of children in particular as well as adults is protected from UV rays by sunglasses that have certified 100% UV protection.
Do Not Buy Cheap Fake Sunglasses
Do not be tempted by cheap fake sunglasses however dark the lenses may look or even if they have the CE or similar, quality sign attached to them, they are easy to duplicate!
Although it will cost considerably more, it is better to be safe than sorry, so purchasing your sunglasses from a reputable optician or store may save your own sight or that of your children in the future.
Sunglasses Lens Option
There are a number of lens options depending on your activities and preferences.
For example when driving it will help if the upper part of the lens is either dark brown or grey graduating to a lighter shade at the bottom. This will make it easier to see the dashboard while at the same time protecting from harsh glare but still allowing for clear color perception at traffic lights.
Best Sunglasses For Glare
Polarised sunglasses are the best in snow or sea conditions or wherever intense glare is experienced. They are a favorite with pilots. Other sunglasses can vary in intensity according to conditions, they will become darker in strong sunlight and lighter in less sunny weather.
You can have reflecting or non reflecting sun glasses and of course, the lenses can be made to your sight prescription whether they are bi-focals or vari-focals.
Choose A High Quality Sunglss Lens
Another thought worth mentioning is that choosing a style of frame from a reputable brand may guarantee a high quality lens and be just the fashion statement you want to make, but sunglasses can do more than protect from the harmful rays of the sun.
They can also shield your eyes from wind that can cause those ageing wrinkles around the eyes and prevent getting dust or grit in the eye that can result in irritations and infections. Choose well and wisely.