Glassic Answers: Do Cheap Sunglasses Block UV Rays?

No. Cheap sunglasses don’t block UV rays. Cheap sunglasses just filter out the ambient light, the glare, but offer no extra protection.

Further, exposure to UV rays for long periods of time can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and a rare type of cancer called ocular melanoma. 

Also Read: How Do Polarised Sunglasses Block UV Rays?

You don’t necessarily have to spend an arm and a leg for a great pair of sunglasses. Look for polarised sunglasses that come with polycarbonate lenses. Also, search for tags and warranty that mentions all of the above. 


You can start your search with Glassic—premium polarised sunglasses that come with polycarbonate lenses that are big on style, minus the high price.    

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