Most people consider wearing sunglasses as just merely a form of accessorizing the eyes. However, apart from making you look cooler, sunglasses actually assist in ensuring good eye health for yourself. So before you toss the idea of wearing sunglasses aside, here are a few reasons why you should be wearing one.
Protect against UV rays
Living in a sunny country like Malaysia, we know how bad UV rays can be for our skin and also our eyes. It can actually cause cataracts and the sensitive skin around the eyes could be prone to skin cancer. Certain groups of people are also extremely sensitive to UV rays and the glare can cause headaches or migraines. So wearing good sunglasses can protect you from the problems above. Make sure you get a pair that shields you from both UVA and UVB rays.
When doing outdoor activities or when driving, the sun’s glare can cause discomfort and hinder a clear vision. This may cause you to squint your eyes and the prolonged squinting can lead to headaches, blurred vision and tiredness.
Adapt to darkness better
Notice how when you spend some time outdoors on a bright, shiny day and then walk into an unlit room, you find it more difficult to adjust to the change in lighting? Well spending just approximately 2 to 3 hours in bright sunlight can affect the way your eyes adapt to locations with dimmer lights. If you need to drive during the night after spending several hours basking under the sun, you may be endangering yourself as things now appear darker than they actually are to you.
Here are some tips when choosing the right eyewear:
- Look for quality sunglasses that can block out 99 to 100% of UVA and UVB rays and are able to shade you from at least 75% of visible light.
- It is best to get gray coloured lenses as they don’t change the colour of objects that you see. Therefore it provides the most natural vision a sunglass can offer.
- Protect the eyes of your young ones as well. Children spend more time outdoors and are even more prone to eye problems due to sun light.
Glasses Online is Malaysia’s first online glasses store so you can browse through hundreds of styles and brands at your own convenience. They’re having a massive Cyber Weekend sale with discounts up to RM200 so now is the best time to get your eyes protected.
If you prefer physically trying out your sunglasses before purchasing them, then head to Sunglass Art . They are currently having a special clearance on all of their branded eyewear.