Sunglasses Shouldn’t Just Tint The World
With summer in full swing, sunglasses are rapidly becoming a must-have accessory. Unfortunately, many women cheap out and get sunglasses that simply darken their world without really providing sun protection. It’s not enough to just put a block between your eyes and the world. You need to also ensure that you are truly protecting your eyes.
Many cheap brands of sunglasses are made from materials that really don’t properly block UV rays. A popular material for inexpensive sunglasses in triacetate, which is also used to make fabric blends. It only absorbs about 40% of the UV rays that are coming toward your eyes. Since the impression of darkness makes your pupils widen, allowing in more UV rays, sunglasses made out of triacetate blends can be worse than wearing no sunglasses at all. You will be under the impression that you are protected when actually you have very little protection in place.
So how can you be sure that your sunglasses are doing more than just casting a shadow over your pupils? The key is looking at both what the lenses of the sunglasses are made from and who is trying to sell you the sunglasses. Top quality sunglasses that provide 100% UV ray absorption and protection are made with polycarbonate or polarized lenses, and they will be sold by high end brands or specialty optical shops.
Putting a priority on the materials that are in your sunglasses can add extra time in your hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses for the summer, but in the long run your eyes will thank you for the extra attention. Don’t risk the potential for UV ray damage with cheap lenses made from triacetates. Get the protection you expect to have from your sunglasses – look for truly protective lenses!
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