We all know that sunglasses make a great fashion statement. But the truth is they do so much more than that. Since our eyes are the “window to the world” it’s important that we protect them from harmful UVA/UVB rays and shield them from serious health problems like Cataracts and Macular Degeneration. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty splurging on those fabulous shades you’ve been thinking about…
1. Our eyelids and skin around the eyes are made up of a very thin tissue. It’s one of the quickest places to get skin cancer due to it’s sensitivity. Years of sun exposure and squinting can also lead to age spots and wrinkles around the eyes. Sunglasses now are less expensive than botox later.
2. The best way to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays is to wear sunscreen. We obviously can’t put sunscreen on our eyes, but your corneas can get sunburned just like your skin can. This is where your sunglasses come in! The thought of sunburned eyes is terrifying enough, but actually experiencing it could land you in the emergency room.
3.The longer your eyes are exposed to UV light, the greater the risk there is of developing conditions such as Cataracts or Macular Degeneration. Cataracts is the number 1 cause of blindness, effecting 16 million people worldwide and Macular Degeneration is the leading (preventable) cause of irreversible vision loss. Since it is not clear how much exposure can cause this damage, the American Optometric Association recommends wearing quality sunglasses that offer UV protection.
4. If you wear prescription eyewear, don’t think you have to sacrifice clarity for UV protection. Almost all sunglasses can be made into prescription. There are also additional options available better protect your eyes such as polarization, backside anti-glare coatings and treatments to repeal scratches, dust, oil and water.
5. Contrary to popular belief, sunglasses are necessary all year round. UV rays, specifically UVA, are equally intense during all daylight hours and air temperature does not affect the intensity of UV rays. Since your sunglasses are one of the few fashion accessories that don’t go out of season, you can be confident that your investment is well worth it.
To learn more about the importance of designer sunglasses Houston and find the pair right for you, come visit our highly trained opticians at 3939 Montrose Blvd, Houston TX or call us at 713-622-4411