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Health Benefits Of Sunglasses In The Summer.

11 Aug 2022

Eye Care

We're right in the middle of the summer months, and its hotter than ever, therefore you may find yourself spending more time outside and in the sun which means protecting ourselves is more important than ever. One thing to always consider is protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays that can seriously damage your eyes. 

Although we can't see Ultraviolet light, it's something that can cause serious damage to you, both short-term and long-term. The best way to prevent any damage from the sun to your eyes is a pair of sunglasses. UV light can cause cells to breakdown, which in turn can cause serious issues with your vision. Cataracts is a condition where your eyes become cloudy, you may start to suffer from blurred vision or even doubled vision. Although cataracts becomes more of an issue as you get older, the damage begins at a younger age and can eventually lead to issues sooner if care isn't taken when out in the sun.

It is recommended that you wear a pair of sunglasses whenever you step outside in daylight as UV rays are prominent all of the time and are strongest during 10am and 3pm when the sun is at it's highest point, depending on the season, of course. The benefits of wearing sunglasses far outweigh the effects of not, which is why we offer a wide range of brands and designs so you can find a pair of sunglasses you'll feel most comfortable in. One brand that we offer is Maui Jim, that have a wide range of designs that will suit anyone. Maui Jim is a leading brand worldwide for eyewear and pride themselves with frames that last longer than other brands.

If you're experiencing difficulties finding the perfect pair of new sunglasses, you can contact your local Eye Place today to book an appointment.