Why Sunglasses Aren’t Just For Summer

It’s true – our eyes are sensitive. And we all know that if we expose them to the sun for too long we can end up suffering from a variety of issues. Some are serious, while others are just irritating. A great pair of sunglasses can alleviate many of these problems, though! 

A pair of sunglasses with 100 percent UVA and UVB protection will be just what the eye doctor ordered and will provide you with all the protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays that you could ask for. If they are polarized, too, that will reduce glare, which is a perfect benefit for those who spend time near, or on, the water. 

However, in addition to these protections, a high-quality pair of sunglasses can be helpful year-round, guarding your eyes against diseases and other eye-health issues, such as:

Skin Cancer

Cataracts and Glaucoma

Macular Degeneration

The elements can also damage your eyes when you spend time outdoors, so those sunglasses will help protect you against such elements as snow, dust, sand, and wind. They also provide protection for you if you have recently had eye surgery, keeping your eyes safe from direct light until they have properly healed. 

Bright sunlight often causes headaches and migraines, and wearing sunglasses can definitely help to reduce the frequency of these painful issues, as well as lessen the intensity. Eye strain and eye fatigue can also be reduced by wearing your sunglasses, keeping you comfortable and free from eye pain and other uncomfortable situations. 

Some driving conditions can be difficult to deal with, such as rain while it’s light outside, and then there’s driving into the setting sun. The right sunglasses can do wonders here, and further prove that sunglasses aren’t just for summer. 

The style factor of sunglasses should never be minimized, either. If you love the way your sunglasses look on you, you’ll be much more likely to wear them more often, and that can only mean good things for your eyes. No matter what look you are trying to achieve, there’s a pair of sunglasses for that!

Here at Classic Vision Care, we are here to help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses, reading glasses and contact lenses, too! Call us to schedule your next eye exam, or any time you may be experiencing eye pain, eye infections, or other issues. We care about your vision.

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