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Posted on 02-23-2016
~~Whether your style is sporty or chic, sunglasses function as much more than a fashion statement. Sunglasses provide your eyes and surrounding tissue important protection against harmful UV rays. Just as UV rays can cause skin damage like sun burns, unprotected exposure to your eyes can increase your risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, skin cancer of the eye lid, wrinkles around the eye, and other vision and eye ailments.
~~Sun Exposure is Unavoidable – How Much is too Much
It’s best to wear sunglasses every time you are exposed to the sun – year round. You are exposed to harmful UV rays even if the skies are overcast or if there is snow on the ground. Because the sun is at its highest strength between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., it is best to limit sun exposure during that time or be sure you wear protective sunglasses. Don’t forget, reflected UV light is just as damaging as direct UV light.
Water reflects up to 100% UV rays
Snow reflects up to 85% UV rays
Dry sand and concrete reflect up to 25% UV rays
~~Choosing the Right Pair of Sunglasses
Proper protection begins with picking out the right pair of sunglasses. For maximum protection, here is what to look for when picking out sunglasses:
Lenses that block 99-100% UVB and UVA rays
The coating that blocks UVB and UVA rays is clear so darker lenses aren’t always better Be wary of yellow or rose tinted lenses as they can make it difficult to see changes in traffic lights
Gray, green, and brown lenses are a better choice if you are driving
Wider lenses that cover more areas of your skin are best Think Jackie O’s iconic oversized glasses rather than John Lennon’s small, round shades
At TLC Eyewear we offer a wide selection of styles to choose from, including Rayban, Smith, Tifosi, Coach and Kate Spade. Mention this blog and receive a discount of 20% off a complete pair of prescription or non prescription sunglasses. Stop by today and start protecting your eyes in style.
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