Let's face it, everyone looks cooler in sunglasses... even a cockatoo! However, sunglasses are far more important than that. They protect one of your most valuable assets: Your eyesight.
There are a number of extremely important reasons why you should wear sunglasses when in sunlight. The American Academy of Ophthalmology say that spending long periods in the sun, without wearing appropriate sunglasses, can lead to a number of serious eye problems. These include cataracts, macular degeneration as well as growths on the eye.
The most important times to wear sunglasses
So, when should you ensure you wear them?
- Obviously, the number one time is during the summer. In summer, the ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB) level is at its highest, at least 300% higher than in the winter! This means your eyes are under massively greater exposure to potentially harmful sun damage.
- As you'd probably expect, it's also important to wear sunglasses when you're at the beach (or in the water).
- What a lot of people are less aware of, is the importance of wearing sunglasses when you're using medications that can cause photosensitivity.
In short: Sunglasses are a wonderful fashion accessory, however, they are way more important than that. They are a great way to ensure you can enjoy the sun, without causing short, medium or long-term damage to your eyes.
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