Why Wearing Sunglasses is Important for Your Eye Health

by | Nov 15, 2021 | Blog

sunglasses are important for your eye health
If you think of sunglasses as just a fashion accessory, you are mistaken. Sunglasses are essential for the protection of your eyes, and any eye care routine should include the regular wearing of sunglasses when outdoors. Here are three reasons why wearing sunglasses is important for your eye health.

It Prevents Sun-related Problems

Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause a variety of problems, ranging from merely irritating to very serious. High-quality sunglasses – those that offer advanced protection against the sun’s rays (100% UVA and UVB protection) provide protection against the sun’s rays and will thus prevent you from experiencing any of these sun-related problems. Note that it is also best to wear sunglasses that wrap around your eyes, preventing any rays from getting to your eyes from the top, sides and bottom of your glasses.

Prevents damage from UVs and other elements

High-quality sunglasses prevent UV rays reaching your eyes and the sensitive skin around them. In so doing, they prevent any of the common sun-related ailments from developing and provide strong protection against overexposure to sunlight. However, sunlight is not the only thing that can damage your eyes. Snow, sand, wind and dust can all cause serious problems. The condition known as snow-blindness, for example, occurs when the glare of sunlight on snow burns the corneas. Getting sand in your eye is not only painful, it can cause serious damage, as the grains of sand can scratch your eye.

Overexposure Can Cause Eye Damage, Cancers, And Even Blindness

Overexposure to sunlight does not only affect your eyes, but also the skin around the eyes. This sensitive skin is susceptible to cancer, especially when it is repeatedly exposed to sunlight for extended periods. Regular exposure to sunlight can result in degenerating eyesight that can manifest in a variety of forms. Some of these include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and pterygium (also known as ‘surfer’s eye’).

In short, sunglasses are every bit as important to your eyesight as your prescription glasses, contacts, bifocals, etc. At 3for1 glasses in Hamilton, you can get regular glasses and sunglasses and whatever else your eyes need. When you buy one pair of glasses, you will get two more at no extra cost. That’s right: you pay for only one pair of glasses and get three, so you can get a brand new pair of glasses to suit your prescription, as well as a pair of high-quality sunglasses, and perhaps a pair of swimming goggles or golf glasses – whatever you require! Contact us for more information or to book an eye exam. Alternatively, visit our store in Hamilton, ON.

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