According to studies the number of people with cataracts continues to rise. Despite an increase in health information and the vitality of the sunglasses market – with a wide range of designer sunglasses and cheap quality sunglasses available online and in retail shops – people still buy sunglasses that do not comply with their primary function, which is to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays.
Although we are aware that we buy sunglasses to help us see better when it’s sunny, ant that some rays like UV rays are harmful to the eyes, frequently we tend to choose sunglasses according to our budget or simply because we like one design better than other.
Budget and design – as well as materials – are indeed very important factors when choosing a new pair of sunglasses. But UV protection is the most important of all.
Sunglasses that don’t have a sticker that says “UV 100%” or “UV 400”, have only a coating of UV sprayed on them. People generally don’t know this, nor that as they clean off their sunglasses, they’re in fact wiping off the UV protection as well. Because when wearing sunglasses one’s pupils dilate, this means that more harmful rays will affect the eyes.
Thus, when we buy cheap sunglasses thinking we’re saving money, we are indeed causing more harm than good.
Any optician will tell you that wearing unprotected sunglasses is worse than wearing no sunglasses at all.
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