It turns out UV radiation can pose a danger to your eyes, year-round. That is why it’s so important to take daily precautions against the negative effects of UV damage.

The longer the eyes are exposed to UV light, the greater the risk of developing cataracts, eye cancer, pterygium, and macular degeneration later in life. It is not clear how much exposure to solar radiation will cause damage. So, whenever you spend time outdoors, wear a wide-brim hat as well as quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.

To provide adequate protection for your eyes, sunglasses should:

  • Block out 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.

Lens color and finishes are more of a personal preference. Depending on what you will be using the sunglasses for, you might benefit from certain types of sunglasses lenses. For example, for those who love to be outdoors-on the water or at the beach, polarized lenses would be a wonderful option to cut out more glare.

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