Yes, wearing the newest and trendiest sunglasses are going to make you look cool, and like you could rule the fashion industry, but wearing the proper sunglasses is also going to benefit your eyes in more way than one. By wearing sunglasses that have both UVA and UVB protection, you will not only be more comfortable when outside but you will also protect your eyes from things like cataracts and cancer. With spring in full swing, make sure that your glasses aren’t just stylish but that they are protective as well. This article will discuss a few things that you should look for in sunglasses. Read on to learn more.
The Lens Material
If you have children that like to play with your sunglasses or if you are a particularly clumsy person, make sure that your sunglasses are made up of a strong plastic material like polycarbonate. Polycarbonate is hard to scratch, shatter, and otherwise destroy unless you are especially harsh on them.
Even though round shaped sunglasses may be in style— thanks to the legend John Lennon himself– they typically don’t give your eyes the coverage that they need from the sun. When choosing a new pair of shades this season, look for a pair of sunglasses that covers more than the front of your eye, but that covers your eyebrow and the sides of your eyes as well. The more coverage you have, the better shape your eyes will be in.
The Lens Color
It’s no secret that the darker the lens you have, the more protection you will receive. Luckily, darker colored and even reflective lenses are more in style this season, so you won’t have to worry about not getting the protection that your eyes deserve.
Make sure that you are getting the most out of your sunglasses this season by choosing lenses that have the right material, shape, and lens color. If you would like to learn more about sunglasses or if you would like to schedule an eye exam, contact Dr. David Aizuss’ office today!