While sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, their most important job is to protect your eyes. Sunlight contains ultraviolet radiation, which causes premature aging of the skin, cataracts, skin cancer, and wrinkles among other things. Not only is the sun’s rays bad for our skin, they are also just as bad for our eyes. For this reason, sun protection is imperative. To protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Sunglasses should block 100 percent of UV rays and also absorb most HEV rays. Depending on your outdoor lifestyle, you also may want to explore performance sunglasses.
To protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV and HEV rays, getting a pair of good quality sunglasses when you are outdoors is important. At Murata Eyecare Optometry, we get to know your individual style and unique needs to develop a pair of sunglasses made just for you. Our eyecare team will help you customize your sunglasses to fit your lifestyle. If you have questions about our line of eyewear or need help booking an eye exam, call us at (805) 522-7007.
Sunglasses help prevent certain eye diseases related to the sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygium. However, you need not fear the outdoors and sunny days, as long as you are equipped with the right sunglasses!