Why do we need to wear sunglasses when going out in the sun? On days when you’ve forgotten your sunglasses, especially on sunny days when you’ve squinted with all your might, you usually spend most of your time squinting to see the light; it’s very annoying! Wouldn’t it be great if you could just wave your hands in the air and have clear vision without having to squint your eyes? That’s what sunglasses are for (at least they were for me), but you may not know what other uses there are for these practical items.
Protect our eyes from the sun
This is a given, but it’s also useful in other ways. Suppose you’re at the beach and decide to bring a bottle of water and an umbrella (remember those UV rays can still affect your eyes even when they’re covering) – what happens if you get a bit watery? If you put on your shades, you’ll have some shade over your eyes so that the sun doesn’t make direct contact with them. If you’ve ever been out in the sun without wearing sunglasses, you’ll know how difficult it is to stay focused when you’re soaked – imagine how much more difficult it would be if you had to deal with the glare of the sun directly on your eyes. Sunlight is just another eyes killer!
Protect our eyes from Cataracts
Sunglasses work great for this, too – they deflect the sun’s harmful rays while blocking out all other natural light. This reduces the risk of developing macular degeneration as well as reducing the pain associated with it. Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in humans.
Car insurance companies often charge higher rates to people who drive around in bright, shiny cars – think of how much more they’ll charge you if you’ve got the option of wearing photochromic lenses! If you think about it, isn’t it worth spending a little more for your safety and comfort instead of putting that money into a higher deductible?
Prevent sun’s damaging UV rays
Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about the UV rays being exposed to the daylight, but you can certainly do something about the UV rays coming from the sunlight. Fortunately, there are tons of companies out there that have designed special filter-coated lenses that can help to reduce the damaging effects of sunlight. Photochromic lenses are a popular choice for this but there are other options available, including full-eye coverage or gradient lenses. Whatever you decide, your eyes will thank you.
Good eye health
There are lots of other reasons to wear sunglasses on a daily basis, but the bottom line is this: Even if you don’t spend a lot of time outside, your eyes need to be protected from sunlight and its damaging UV rays. In fact, the sun is one of the leading causes of eye diseases and damage, so sunglasses are absolutely critical to your eye health. With all the choices out there today, it’s easier than ever to find the right pair of sunglasses that will block the sun, and give you years of good eye health. Choose green, blue, red, yellow, or whatever color lens you prefer, but be sure to always wear protective eye protection so you can enjoy sunny days without the sun’s harmful rays hurting your eyes.