Nothing is more important to you than your eyesight when it comes to your general health. Think about it: your eyes get you through the world on a daily basis. Without your eyesight, life would be extremely difficult, so protecting your eyes is essential.
While we all love spending time in the sun, long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation can be detrimental to your eyes. That’s why it is important for you to wear sunglasses that provide the right amount of UV protection, especially if you are in the sun for extended amounts of time. The best sunglasses will provide 100% protection from UV rays.
These are the lowest power UV rays, but they can pass easily into the cornea and reach the inside of your eye. That means that they can do the most damage to your eyes over time. Long exposures to UVA can contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration.
UVB rays are higher in energy than UVA, and these rays are the ones that can cause sunburn and skin cancer. Not only are they potentially harmful to your skin, but they can cause eye problems as well. Perhaps you have heard of “snow-blindness” where reflections of UVB radiation on snow can cause temporary vision loss. UVB has also been linked to pterygium, which is a growth on the surface of the eye.
As you can see, it is very important for you to have high-quality sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. When you buy cheap and inferior sunglasses, you are putting your eyesight at risk. We guarantee that all of our sunglasses are authentic and are rated for the highest safety possible.
Now that you know the basics about UV rays, we’ll be talking more in our next post about other sight risk factors involved with UV radiation and sun exposure.