Three reasons why sunglasses are important

Sunglasses play a crucial role in protecting our eyes and maintaining good eye health.

Here are three reasons why:

Protection from UV rays: One of the primary reasons to wear sunglasses is to shield our eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to various eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the eyes). Sunglasses with proper UV protection can significantly reduce the risk of these conditions.

Glare reduction: Glare can be caused by sunlight reflecting off surfaces like water, snow, or glass. It can strain your eyes, cause discomfort, and even impair your vision. Polarised sunglasses selectively block certain light waves, eliminating glare and improving visual clarity.

Eye comfort: Bright sunlight can cause squinting, which not only creates temporary discomfort but also contributes to the formation of wrinkles around the eyes. Wearing sunglasses helps to alleviate this strain on your eyes, making outdoor activities more enjoyable and reducing eye fatigue.

Check out our Sunglasses page for a great range of styles and looks.

When it comes to children, sunglasses are equally important.

Children often spend significantly more time outdoors compared to adults, playing sports, enjoying beach and park trips and playground adventures.

Their eyes are more sensitive to sunlight compared to adults. Their larger pupils and clearer lenses allow more harmful UV rays to enter the eyes, making them more susceptible to damage. Wearing sunglasses with proper UV protection helps safeguard their developing eyes from potential harm.

Damage caused by UV exposure accumulates over time. Protecting children’s eyes early on can help prevent eye conditions in the future, such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Developing a habit of wearing sunglasses at a young age sets the foundation for a lifetime of good eye care.

The new range of children’s glasses we stock, Planet Pop, are not only made from bio based or recycled material but they have some fun and funky styles.