The Health Benefits of Sunglasses
Did you know that sunglasses offer protection against more than only cataracts in our daily lifestyle? When you wear sunglasses every time you step outside into the sunlight, you will reap a number of major health benefits.
VISION WHILE DRIVING: Reflective sunlight causes glare, which can be reduced by wearing sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection. This helps to reduce squinting (and the wrinkles that result from it), as well as some migraines and headaches that are triggered by bright light. However, the actual benefit comes when you're driving because glare from the road can cause drivers to become temporarily blind. UV-tinted sunglasses can help you avoid this potential peril altogether. Furthermore, you are not need to use black lenses; pale amber or other bright tints will work just as well to reduce glare as dark lenses, provided that they are 100 percent UV tinted.
GETTING YOUR EYES DRY WITH A BLOW DRYER: Wind and air conditioning can cause your eyes to become dry, resulting in pain, redness, itching, and soreness in the eyes. In autos, air conditioning is frequently most comfortable when it is blowing close to your face – which means directly into your eyes. Even when it isn't sunny outside, wearing sunglasses can help reduce the effects of wind blowing straight into your face and eyes.
CATARACTS: Make sure you don't forget about cataracts, which are one of those ailments that you don't think about until it's too late. Cataracts in the eyes are caused by long-term, excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Blurred vision, light sensitivity, double vision, the need for greater lighting when reading, and the fading of colors are some of the symptoms. Because daily use of sunglasses can prevent or slow the development of cataracts, it is never too early to begin wearing sunglasses.