Don't Be Shady! 4 Steps to Choose the Right Sunglasses For Eye Health

Sunglasses for men and women aren't just for fashion or style. Other than complementing your attire and enhancing your personality, sunglasses were created for a very important function - to keep your eyes safe from harm.

Sunglasses help protect your eyes from UV Rays. These UV rays have detrimental effects on your eyes and are responsible for cataracts and wrinkles. You're probably thinking, "that'll happen when I grow old anyway!", but (affordable & stylish!) prevention is better than cure.

The goal of this blog post is to help you understand the dangers of buying inefficient sunglasses. This applies to the cheap sunglasses available on the roads or even the designer sunglasses that run in to five figure costs because of the design & label.

1) UV protection is most important: As mentioned above, UV rays can damage the eyes causing cataracts, benign growths on the eye's surface and painful sunburn of the eye. As mentioned above, it can also lead to skin cancer around the eye, so make sure your pair guarantees 100 percent UV protection.

Tip: All of Glassic sunglasses for men and women are 100% UV protected!

2) Polarized lenses have nothing to do with UV protection: Polarized lenses act as a filter to absorb light waves, which helps to reduce glare that bounces off surfaces like pavement, car metal bodies or water. While they offer clearer vision in extreme sun, being labeled "polarized" has nothing to do with how well they protect the eyes against UV rays. 

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3) Darker lenses don't necessarily protect better: The tint or color of the lens also has nothing to do with UV protection. Regular eyeglasses lenses of specific materials such as Polycarbonate, have 100 percent UV protection & actually protect your eyes better than a dark pair of shades with no UV protection. Sunglasses without UV protection can cause the pupils to dilate, exposing even more of your iris to UV rays.

 

 

4) You don't need to spend a lot of money: Price is no indication of safety, so while you could drop upwards of Rs. 10,000 on a designer pair, style might be the only thing they offer. Remember that UV protection is key, and while you can definitely buy a protective pair for tens of thousand of Rupees, you could easily find a pair of sunglasses under Rs. 3000 (Glassic!) that offers just as much protection.