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Optic Health: Importance of Sunglasses

A pair of sunglasses is more than just a fashion piece. Sunglasses not only complete your outfit for the day, but they also protect your eyes. According to research, the eyes are vulnerable to harm from the environment as well as UV radiation from the sun.

How Does Sun Exposure Affect Eyesight?

While most people are aware of the dangers of skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun’s rays, much less are aware of the effects that extended sun exposure may have on the eyes.

Sun exposure may have a wide range of potentially serious consequences on your eyes. UV radiation, in particular, has the potential to cause significant damage. Continue reading to find out what UV light may do to your eyes and how to minimize the hazards.

Rapid onset:

Photokeratitis. Strong exposure to UV radiation, like a sunburn, may cause temporary damage to the surface of the eye. It is also known as “UV Keratitis” or “Snow Blindness.” Winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, as well as aquatic activities such as fishing and boating, may increase your exposure owing to reflection. Symptoms, like a sunburn, are usually temporary but may be severe. They include discomfort, burning, watery eyes, and impaired vision.

Solar Retinopathy. Stronger UV radiation exposure from welding arcs or seeing the sun during eclipses might cause more severe retinal damage. The retina, like film in a camera, aids in the collection of light and the formation of an image in the eye. Scarring from a burn to this layer might result in a permanent blind spot.

Delayed onset:

Cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the internal lens caused by changes in the protein composition. Some forms of cataracts develop with age, but UV exposure and smoking may accelerate their development.

Macular degeneration. The macula, the most sensitive part of the retina, is damaged by this eye condition. Both UV radiation and blue light, a kind of short-wavelength visible light, may cause harm. Individuals with a family history of macular degeneration should be especially cautious about sun exposure.

Pterygium. A pterygium, sometimes known as “surfer’s eye,” is characterized by (benign) eye growths in the corner closest to the nose. UV-B exposure, dry winds, and sand in the eyes are the main causes. A pterygium may be surgically removed, although it may leave a scar and may return.\

It is critical to maintaining good eye health, and sunglasses may assist you in doing so. If you aren’t in the habit of wearing a decent pair every time you go out, here are five reasons why you should start right now.

  • Prevents eye problems
  • Provides UV protection
  • Maintains your youthful appearance
  • Protects against cancer
  • Protects from the elements (sand, dust, debris, and UV radiation)
  • Aids in the prevention of migraines and headaches
  • Aids in healing (In case you just had an eye procedure done)

Characteristics of good sunglasses:

  • UV defense. As much as we want to appear fashionable, the most crucial purpose of sunglasses is to shield our eyes from the sun. Look for UVA/UVB protection that is comprehensive.
  • Lens size. The greater the size of the lens, the more part of your eye it will protect. It also assists in providing side protection from glasses that wrap around your face.
  • Lenses with polarisation. Polarized lenses provide additional eye protection by reducing glare from reflecting objects.
  • Lenses made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate lenses are extremely durable. This is a crucial safety factor if you live an active lifestyle.
  • Frames made of titanium. Titanium is my preferred frame material since it is lightweight and flexible. It’s also non-corrosive and hypoallergenic, which is essential for those with sensitive skin. Color of the lens A darker lens isn’t always healthier for your eyes. A lot of it comes down to personal choice.
Optic Health: Importance of Sunglasses
Optic Health: Importance of Sunglasses

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These glasses are available in a wide range of styles, sizes, and colors, ensuring that you’ll get just what you’re searching for. Don’t let the sun keep you from living your life. With our high-quality sunglasses, you’ll be able to see clearly and make the most of your outdoor experience.

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