Sunglasses: Protect Yourself With Style

Categories: Accessories, Health & Beauty By Laís Fulgencio

Rayban by: rbstore
Baby Sunglass by: OPTICAKARMEN
Orange Frankie Morello by: TheBoutique
Oakley Frogskin Blue by: Otticaspecial

Summer is finally here and is a time for fun in the sun, vacations, and freedom to enjoy time at the lake or beach, however is also a time when we need to take more care about the nocive effects of sun.
Nowadays, it is widely known that ultraviolet rays can cause permanent damage to the skin causing freckles or wrinkles. However, ultraviolet light can also cause premature damage to our eyes and so to our vision.
Studies have shown that regular exposure to sunlight (UVB and UVA) can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye diseases. Cataracts and macular degeneration are currently the most frequently disease treated by ophthalmologists.
The “American Medical Association” found that even small amounts of sunlight may increase the risk of getting cataracts. Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, affecting visual acuity. UVB radiation is a cause in the onset of this disease.
Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease that affects the macula, which can cause a loss of central visual acuity, important for reading and recognition of details.
Having in mind that more than half of the time spent in the sun during our life passes before the age of 16, it is particularly important to protect children from ultraviolet rays.
But how can you protect your eyes? The answer is quite simple; using sunglasses! They may be great fashion accessories but, more importantly, sunglasses are of extreme importance when it comes to maintaining good eye health. Here we bring to you  five tips from the American Optometric Association for Healthy Eyes:
1.) Wear protective eyewear any time your eyes are exposed to UV light, even on cloudy days and during winter months.
2.) Look for quality sunglasses that offer good protection. Sunglasses should block out 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
3.) Check to make sure your sunglass lenses are perfectly matched in color and free of distortions and imperfections.
4.) Purchase gray-colored lenses. They reduce light intensity without altering the color of objects, providing the most natural color vision.
5.) Don’t forget protection for children and teenagers. They typically spend more time in the sun than adults.
In Blomming shops you can find a big variety of shapes, sizes and prices of sunglasses, buy now yours and protect yourself with style.