Sunglasses, also known as shades or sunnies, help block off harmful UV rays and dims brightness to prevent damage or discomfort in our eyes. Its benefits are not limited to just these. Here are some reasons why you should wear sunglasses more often.
Reduce likelihood of Skin Cancer on the Delicate Areas around the Eyes
According to Cancer.net, a doctor-approved patient information from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), “skin cancer is very common in general, and the eyelid is a common place that skin cancer is found. Around 5% to 10% of all skin cancers occur in the eyelid.”. Thus it is important to protect your eye and surrounding areas with UV protected sunglasses.
Lower the risk of Macular Degeneration and Cataracts
UV ray contributes to the formation of cataracts and to macular degeneration. A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eyes. Macular degeneration or age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the central visual field.
The effects are cumulative; the longer your eyes are exposed to UV rays, the higher the risk of damage to the cornea, retina, and lens. This will result in blurriness and potential blindness. Wearing sunglasses will slow down the process of harm from UV rays of the sun.
Protection from Flying Debris
At beaches where the chances of getting sand in your eye is high, and perhaps just cruising around where you may get little insects and dirt in your eye, sunglasses can help block them away when the wind blows in your direction. This prevents irritation and possible damage to your eyes.
On days when it is super-hot and sunny, it can be too bright to see your surroundings clearly. Having the right lenses in your sunglasses will enhance the clarity of your vision and improve your performance during activities like fishing, hiking and various water sports. Think of polarised sunglasses that improve your vision off highly reflective surfaces like water and snow as your preferred choice.
Sunglasses can also be a fashionable piece to enhance your overall look with the endless variety of colours, sizes and frame designs to suit your personal style best!
We hope that these gives you a little more insight to the benefits of wearing sunglasses and let’s practice and take good care of our eyes!
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