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Perfect Sunglasses

Perfect Sunglasses
Sunglasses can help reduce the amount of wrinkles around the eyes. The skin of the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin and susceptible to sun damage. Wearing sunglasses reduces squinting, which can also lead to wrinkles.
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  • • Choosing the right sunglasses is an essential part of keeping eyes healthy. This season oversized sunglasses are all the rage, but besides being a fashion statement, these are also god at protecting your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays, dust and other airborne particles.

  • • UV light (a form of radiation that alters cells) can raise your risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and even cancer of the eye and eyelids. UV damage is cumulative, so protection must begin early in life, even though the damage may not be apparent until many years later.

  • • Children in particular may be at risk. Older people have smaller pupils than young ones, so the younger eye admits more light. When you go outside and put on your sunglasses, make sure that your child is wearing sunglasses as well.

  • • Prescription sunglasses offer the same protection as non-prescription glasses, provided that they have equal UV protection and lens size. Lenses that darken when exposed to light are a good option. Transitions and other lenses change the degree of color, but not the actual color itself.

  • • Considering contacts that offer UV protection? Doctors say they offer incomplete coverage. UV protection contact lenses protect the interior of the eye and are a good idea, but offer no protection to the eyelids, which are common sites for skin cancer. So be sure to wear non-corrective sunglasses when your contacts are in.

  • • Look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. Don’t choose sunglasses based on the darkness or color of the lenses. Unless treated, dark lenses do not block out UV rays better than other tints. Read the label instead.

  • • Wrap-around shades that offer side protection are especially good choices. The sun’s rays don’t just come from the front. They can reflect from surfaces such as cars or the water.

  • • If you do a lot of boating or driving, consider polarized lenses, which are effective at reducing glare.

  • • Price isn’t an indication of the quality of UV protection. In fact, studies have shown that some costly sunglasses can be less effective at blocking UV rays than less expensive frames. Since there is no uniform labeling of sunglasses, consult for advice on choosing the best pair of sunglasses to protect your eye sight.

  • • Always wear your sunglasses when you’re outside. This is particularly important during peak sunlight hours, between 10 a.m. and 2 pm., when rays are the strongest. Also, be sure to wear your sunglasses when you’re at higher altitudes, where UV light can be especially intense.

  • • Wear sunglasses even when it’s cloudy. Just as doctors recommend sunscreen on cloudy days, eye care professionals recommend people wear sunglasses even when it isn’t sunny out. That’s because UV rays can penetrate through thin clouds and haze.

  • • A wide-brimmed hat can also help block some UV rays from getting into your eyes.

  • • Wear sunglasses year-round. Your eyesight can be affected by sunlight in any season, not just summer. You need the same protection on snowy mountains in January as you do on the beach in August.

  • • Sunglasses can help reduce the amount of wrinkles around the eyes. The skin of the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin and susceptible to sun damage. Wearing sunglasses reduces squinting, which can also lead to wrinkles.

    Important Note: The articles presented are provided by third party authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of They should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Consult with your physician prior to following any suggestions provided.

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