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  • Sunglasses Protect Eyes from UV Light

  • Sunglasses protect you from various forms of ultraviolet light, increasing optical clarity in bright conditions while reducing the risk of damage to your eyes.  Buying sunglasses from a doctor’s office is the best guarantee of getting a pair of sunglasses that are effective in protecting your eyes from ultraviolet rays

    Many people routinely take precautions to protect their skin against UV rays but are unaware of the need to protect their eyes against UV damage. Research indicates that long-term, unprotected exposure to the sunlight can lead to age-related conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts and other eye conditions that can compromise healthy sight. Most eye care professionals now recommend that people protect their eyes against UV exposure at all times.

    When purchasing sunglasses, one of the most important things to look for is 100% ultraviolet (UV) protection. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays causing cataracts, macular degeneration and growths on your eye, including cancer.  Skin around the eyes, including the lids, is one of the most prone to skin cancer.

    UV light can go right through clouds; it doesn't matter if the sky is overcast.

    Glare and reflections can give you trouble too, so have your sunglasses ready if you'll be around snow, water or sand, or if you'll be driving (windshields are a big glare source).   Sunglasses are absolutely essential for people exposed to Ultraviolet (UV) light during activities like snowsports, watersports and driving in bright weather.   Sunlamps, tanning beds, photosensitizing drugs, high altitudes and proximity to the equator also put you at greater risk.