Shield Your Eyes – How to Pick the Right Sunglasses

June 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm 1 comment

Summer is officially here! People are heading out to the lake, the pool and just in general spending more time outside. With all this sun exposure everyone may get their fill of vitamin D but people need to remember to always wear their sunglasses.

Sunglasses aren’t just about fashion, they are essential in protecting your eyes from UV rays. Adults and children must wear sunglasses when outside. Studies have shown that 85 percent of the UV damage done to a person’s eyes occurs before they are 18 years old.

When you are looking for sunglasses pick ones that provide good eye protection, comfort and a style that matches your personality.

UV radiation from the sun can damage not only the skin of your eyelids but also the cornea and conjunctiva. In addition, UV exposure also contributes to the development of certain types of cataracts.

When searching for sunglasses, look for UV protection details on product labels. The FDA recommends you look for sunglasses with lenses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB radiation.

When it comes to your sunglass lens tint, choose which ever color you like best. Color does not impact UV protection. For example gray lens tints reduce brightness but do not reduce color. Whereas brown and amber glasses distort colors more than gray tints do.

Sunglasses are widely known as a stylish fashion accessory. There are so many different frames and styles out there, so take the time to try on as many styles as possible. Whether you get designer sunglasses or a cheaper brand, make sure they offer UV protection.

Vision Source of Greater Tulsa makes prescription lenses for just about any sunglass frame. So come on in and we’ll help you find the perfect pair.

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  • 1. aliya  |  June 7, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I agree with you, early prevention is better than cure, anyways, the price of the sunglasses is a lot more cheaper compared to the cataract surgery
    and if you have cataract already better to have cataract surgery
    at an early onset so as not to prolong the damage.

    Reply

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