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Sunglasses Are for More Than Just Looking Cool

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, 3:36 am

Happy young couple enjoying a solitary beach backridingEveryone looks cool in sunglasses – that’s just a fact. But sunglasses also serve an important purpose. They give your eyes the protection they need from harsh sun and wind. Read on for some more information about the importance of wearing sunglasses.

When should you wear sunglasses?

The answer is: all the time! Even on cloudy days, UV light from the sun can do damage to the eyes. It can hurt the cornea, retina, and lens, and can even harm the eyelids. And sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Don’t forget to wear them while skiing or for a fall fishing trip at the lake – snow and water can reflect the sunlight, exposing your eyes to even more UV light.

It isn’t just your eyes that sunglasses protect, though. They also protect the skin around the eyes and help to keep it from aging from overexposure to the sun. And, it isn’t just the sunlight that sunglasses protect you from – on a windy day they can help to keep debris from flying into your eyes and causing damage.

What kind of sunglasses should you wear?

Well, obviously you should pick sunglass that you like – but for optimal protection, get sunglasses that offer 100% protection against UV rays. If you are out in the sun all day long, wraparound sunglasses might be a good idea. Polarized sunglasses help to reduce glare, and so these might be a good option if you often drive long distances during the day.

One good thing about sunglasses is that you can get them cheaply. You can get them at the grocery store and pay just a few bucks, or you can pay more for a pair (with sunglasses that are more expensive you are typically paying for the frames). The important thing to remember when buying sunglasses is that they should offer UV protection.

Sunglasses are great for making you look cool, but they are more than just a fashion statement. Take care of your eyes, and make sure to schedule your annual eye exam with the staff at Marion Eye Center and Optical. Contact the office in Illinois (800-344-7058) or the office in Missouri (877-269-4545) for an appointment!

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