From a health perspective sunglasses are really important, and you should consider wearing them even on a cloudy day. However, not all sunglasses are alike. The quality of the lens plays a big part in whether you reap the health benefits or end up doing the opposite and potentially causing yourself some health issues!
The most important thing to make sure of is that the lenses in your sunglasses have adequate UV protection. UV light can have harmful effects on the eyelid, cornea, lens and retina - all very delicate and important parts of the body.
👉 Protecting your eyes from UV rays, too much exposure could lead to cataracts.
👉 Protecting against “blue light” from the solar spectrum, which could otherwise increase your risk of macular degeneration.
👉 Better and more comfortable vision from not having to squint (which is also great news if you’re trying to prevent crows feet!)
👉 Can make it easier to adapt to darkness – lots of exposure to bright light can make it more difficult to adjust to things like driving in the dark.
So, we’ve talked about what benefits you get from having sunglasses that have top level UV protection, but what happens if you get sunglasses that don’t have that level of protection?
👉 Sturdy 1.1mm thick, which is thicker than the standard 0.75mm most other sunglasses have.
👉 UV400, which means they block 99 to 100 percent of UV light.
👉 Lens Category 4, our sunglasses provide a high level of sun glare reduction.
👉 Polarised, which means you will get reduced glare and eye strain.
If you want to find out more about our lenses, check out our product pages, more details can be found in the descriptions.
AND if you are wanting some serious sun protection while also looking good, then you are definitely in good hands with us!