Choose sunglasses with UV protection: Tip of the Day 6-14-22
Summertime is peak season for sunglasses 😎, but if they’re not offering UV protection, it‘s a hard pass. The right sunglasses can protect your eyes, but the wrong kind can do more harm than good, so make sure your sunglasses offer UVA and UVB protection.
According to webmd, “UVA rays harm something in the back of your eye called the macula. It helps you see detail clearly. It's part of the retina, which sends signals to your brain to translate light into images. The blue and violet parts of the sun's rays can also hurt your retina. The front part of your eye, where your cornea and lens are, can get damaged by another type of UV radiation called UVB rays. The lens of your eye lets in light and works with the cornea to focus it on the retina.”
Sun radiation can cause eye disease and premature aging. This is why sunglasses are used for more than just making a fashion statement. Protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes with broad spectrum sunscreen and sunglasses that offer UVA and UVB protection.