It’s finally summer, and if you are one of the many millions of people who had a particularly rough winter this year, then you have earned some much-needed sunshine and warmth. Break out the bathing suits, sunscreen and shades. Sunglasses are far more than just a fashion statement when it comes to summer essentials. It’s extremely important to not just protect your skin, but your corneas and lenses from harmful UV rays.
We bet you didn’t know that you can sunburn your eyeballs. Well you can, and that’s the least harmful negative effect of UV exposure. According to the American Optometric Association, “Scientific studies and research have shown that exposure to small amounts of UV radiation over a period of many years increases the chance of developing a cataract and may cause damage to the retina.” The good news is that choosing the right sunglasses can make all the difference. It’s about more than just picking the right shape shade for your face. You want both style andfunction when it comes to sunglasses. These 10 tips will help you look great and stay safe this summer.
1. UV Protection
When choosing sunglasses, you want 100% UV-A and UV-B Protection.
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