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How to Protect Your Vision from Everyday Sun Damage

As much as you protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, it is also important to protect your eyes. The sun’s intense ultraviolet rays damage your eyes’ sensitive cells that greatly affect your vision. Although experts are having difficulty isolating the exact amount of damage that ultraviolet rays can impose on the eyes, studies have shown the long-term and cumulative effects it can bring in later life such as clouding or the eye lens or cataract. It may take years for you to notice the result of the damaging effects of the sun to your eyes, but there are also acute or short-term cases such as photo conjunctivitis and photokeratitis, or the inflammation of the eyes’ outer membrane.

In fact, the reflected UV rays coming from water, dry sand, sea foam, and snow are more dangerous than direct sunlight because they reflect UV radiation from up to 25% to 80%. So how can you 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. Experts recommend selecting sunglasses that can limit 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 offers more coverage to your eyes, so there is less sun damage. When it comes to buying sunglasses, keep in mind that dark lenses do not necessarily block more ultraviolet rays, though they may look cool and they are ideal for people with high sensitivity to light. The color of sunglasses may come in green, gray or amber lenses, but the color does not matter. There is an increasing demand for polarized sunglasses but keep in mind that polarized sunglasses don’t necessarily offer more protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays but they can cut glare that comes off from reflective surfaces such as pavement or water, making activities like being in the water or driving safer and more fun.

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. So the next time you plan to hang outdoors, under the sun, be prepared with your UV-blocking contact lenses, quality sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat. Be sure that after a long day of work, 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 as well.

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