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Sunglasses to Protect Eyes

sun glasses to protect your eyesIt's extremely important to protect your eyes from the sun. An inexpensive pair of sunglasses will do the job for most people.

The sun produces many different kinds of light, these most likely will cause injure to the eyes, they are listed below:

Wear Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

Wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes makes sense. It is safer to drive while wearing sunglasses, as sunglasses reduce glare and improve contrast in bright sunlight.

Choosing the Right Sunglasses

Choose sunglasses with lenses that are dark enough to keep your eyes comfortable, but not so dark that they reduce your vision. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in intense glare from sunlight bouncing off snow or water, you should wear sunglasses that block blue light. Medium to dark lenses with a gray, or a slightly brown or a green tint, will filter out most blue light.

Most sunglasses have plastic lenses. These lenses are tougher than glass and less likely to shatter. If you buy plastic lenses, look for a pair with a scratch-resistant coating. Check the lenses for distortion by putting the sunglasses on and looking at a rectangular pattern, such as floor tiles. If the lines stay straight when you move your head up and down, and side-to-side, then the amount of distortion is acceptable.

Sunglasses are made with different types of lenses to meet different needs:

You can not tell how much UV protection a pair of sunglasses will provide unless reading the label which does list the type and amount of protection. Manufacturers follow standards when labeling sunglasses. Sunglasses that comply with standards are grouped in three categories: