Top 5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses
"You’re exposed to more harmful UV rays than you think." - By Maui Jim
The sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious, and in some cases, long-term health issues, including: photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye’s surface), pterygium (growths on the eye), cataracts, and macular degeneration.
2. Skin Cancer
5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. Sunglasses are not just for sunny days. Always wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors— whether working, driving, running, gardening, playing, or watching sports
3. General Eye Comfort
The sun’s brightness and glare interferes with comfortable vision and the ability to see clearly—causing squinting, eyes to water, and possible headaches.
4. Dark Adaptation
Spending even a relatively short time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes’ ability to adapt quickly to nighttime or indoor light levels, and can make driving at night difficult and even hazardous.
5. Blue-Light Protection (HEV: high-energy visible radiation)
Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV, as accumulated exposure has been associated with AMD (age-related macular degeneration).