Most people know the sun’s rays are bad for our skin. But did you know they’re just as bad for our eyes? Sunglasses are more than just an accessory—they protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful side effects.

Below are a few reasons why a stylish pair of protective shades are important for more than just accessorizing.

  • Seeing the World Comfortably

The perfect pair of sunglasses can complement a great outfit, but can also prevent uncomfortable squinting caused by extended time in bright sunlight.

  • Protection Against Harmful UV Rays

Extended exposure to UV-A and UV-B rays can contribute to cataracts, and it is estimated that 20% of cataracts cases are caused by extended exposure to UV rays. A proper pair of shades can help reduce the risk of cataracts, and prevent photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye), as well.

  • Absorption of HEV Radiation

UV rays aren’t the only type of radiation that can damage your eyes. High-energy visible (HEV) radiation can increase your risk of macular degeneration over time, damaging the retina and causing a loss of central vision. Sunglasses that absorb these rays can reduce the risk of retinal damage and keep your maculae in tip-top shape.

Click on the links below to explore some of the ranges of sunglasses we carry.

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