Sunglasses are meant for more than just being a trendy accessory; they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Not protecting your eyes from the sun can lead to cataracts, eye cancer, and various other eye diseases. Visit Edwardsville Vision Center to shop the hottest, designer sunglasses.
Reasons you should wear sunglasses all year round:
Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Exposure to UV rays from sunlight is believed to lead to eye cancers and eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. By wearing quality sunglasses, you block 100% of the sun’s harmful rays.
Sunglasses reduce glare. Glare can be very distracting and dangerous because it can interferes with your vision. Surfaces like water, snow, and windshields can cause extremely bright reflections. It is especially important to reduce glare while doing mobile activities such as driving, riding a motorcycle, skiing or boating.
Sunglasses protect your eyes from wind, dust, and debris. Wearing sunglasses protects your eyes from wind, dust, which in turn keeps them moist and comfortable. If you are a contact lens wearer, sunglasses will keep your contacts from drying out.
Sunglasses can reduce headaches and eyestrain. Constant squinting and straining when in a bright and sunny environment can be stressful to your eyes. Wearing sunglasses can help to alleviate or even eliminate that headache causing activity.
Polarized sunglasses provide superior glare protection – especially on the water. Light scatters in all directions, but when it is reflected from flat surfaces; it travels in a uniform direction becoming polarized. This creates intense reflected light that causes glare and reduces visibility that can be annoying and sometimes dangerous.
Polarized sunglass lenses contain a special filter that blocks this type of reflected light giving polarized sunglass lenses the following benefits:
- 100% protection against UV rays
- Richer contrast and visual clarity
- Reduced eye fatigue
- Improved visual clarity
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