If you are a regular wearer of glasses, you are sure to know that both eyeglasses and sunglasses are designed to protect you from the exposure to the sun and different elements that can damage both glasses lenses and your eyes. Everyone has heard about the harmful effect of ultraviolet, which made UV glasses grow in popularity. In this article, we will provide you with the basic information about UV glasses to show why you should shop for them right now.
There are three types of UV radiation: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. While the third one is almost non-existent since it is absorbed by the ozone layer, the first two might lead to short- and long-term eyes damage. If you expose your eyes to ultraviolet without protective glasses, the effect will be similar to the one of a sunburn, cause such symptoms as itching, redness, or tearing. While these effects are temporary, long exposure to UV is likely to result in macular degeneration, cataracts, damage to the retina, and even eyelids and eyes cancer.
You should know that UV damage is not only grave but also cumulative. Every time you spend outdoors without protecting your eyes with sunglasses, you aggravate potential consequences to your health.
The mechanism of action of UV sunglasses is similar to the one of sunscreen as it blocks up to 99% of the rays from reaching your eyes. When buying such protective glasses, you should pay attention to their ability to block both UV-A and UV-B radiation and to deem above 75% of all visible light in order to allow your pupils to remain large and relaxed.
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