How to Protect Your Eyes from Everyday Sun Damage
It is important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays as much as you protect your skin. The extreme ultraviolet rays or UV rays coming from the sun can damage your eyes’ sensitive cells greatly affecting your vision. Although experts are having difficulty determining the exact amount of UV rays that can cause eye damage, the effects are cumulative and may result in eye problems in later life such as cataracts or clouding of the eye lens. Although it may take years before you experience the sun’s damaging effects t your eyes, there are also cases where acute or short-term damage happens such as in photo conjunctivitis and photokeratitis, or the inflammation of the eyes’ outer membrane.
Reflected UV rays coming from snow, dry sand, sea foam, and water are more dangerous than direct sunlight because they reflect UV radiation from 25% to 80%. What are the things you can do to protect your eyes from sun damage? Sunglasses for women are widely sold online and in actual stores, providing aesthetic appeal and protection to your eyes against the sun’s harmful effects. It is best to purchase sunglasses limiting UV transmission to no more than 1% UVA and 1% UVB rays (preferably blocking at least 99% to 100% of the UV rays). The bigger the sunglasses, the better because it provides more coverage to your eyes for lesser sun damage, so you may consider purchasing oversized sunglasses or wraparound-style sunglasses. It is also important to remember that darker lenses do not necessarily block more ultraviolet rays, but they are good for people with high sensitivity to light. The color of sunglasses does not matter, they just increase the contrast which can be useful for athletes playing golf or baseball. Polarized sunglasses do not cut UV but cut glare coming off from reflective surfaces such as pavement or water, making activities such as being in the water or driving more enjoyable and safe.
The price is not an important factor when choosing the best sunglasses for you because even less expensive pairs make superior protection and 100% UV-blocking, just ensure you check the specification before purchasing. The next time you go outdoors, under the sun, be sure to provide superior protection for your eyes through a combination of contact lenses with UV-blocking, quality sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat. It is important to take a rest and have a good night sleep because if you’re not getting as much sleep as you should, then that’s not good for your eyes.…Read more