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Why It's Really Important To Wear Sunglasses

Updated on May 16, 2012

Every day, regardless of whether it is sunny or overcast, and in spite of the time of year, individuals are in contact with ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun when they go outdoors.

Most likely they don't even know it, as Ultraviolet rays are unseen to the naked eye. That's the reason the experts advise that every person, as well as kids, wear sunglasses with no less than 99% Ultraviolet protection when hanging out outside throughout the day.

Sunglasses provide a significant function: safeguarding eyes from the damaging sun rays. Nearly all consumers are knowledgeable of the necessity to shield their skin from the sunrays, however, not everyone knows that it's every bit as essential that you protect eyes.

Past research indicates that direct exposure to bright sunshine might increase the potential for developing problems, including cataracts, age-related macular damage and abnormal growths to the eyes, as well as cancer.

Additionally, excessive unprotected exposure to Ultraviolet rays can result in a condition called "photokeratitis." It is Similar to a sun burn of the skin, photokeratitis is burning from the sun of the eyes. It is painful, tends to make the eyes reddish colored, tearful and intensely hypersensitive to light. These indicators normally do not remain long and are generally connected with no long term harm to a persons vision.

Nonetheless, contact with Ultraviolet radiation devoid of protection and over a long time, can harm the eye, along with the possible consequences that are certainly not good at all. The sun exposure without glasses can substantially enhance the possibilities of the retina harm. the problem can significantly hinder eyesight, and it's seldom doable to change it.

More often than not in the summer time, children spend more time outside the house and for that reason they are more vulnerable to hazardous Ultra-violet sun rays. An incredible number of moms and dads are placing their children's eyesight in jeopardy, the specialists say, and their risk is greater for the reason that the len's in their eyes will not prevent equally as much Ultraviolet rays as they do in older peoples eyes, placing them at an elevated chance for sun exposure damage to your eyes.

Based on the findings of a new survey, pretty much Half of mothers and fathers revealed that their youngsters never, or in scarce instances use sunglasses with 100% Ultraviolet protection. Regardless of which 81% of parents recognize that it's necessary for their kids to utilize sunglasses and 90% recognize that sunscreen lotion really should be used, kids are twice more probable to wear sun block instead of wearing sunglasses.


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    • CloudExplorer profile image

      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Cool article on the harmful Ultraviolet rays from the sun and sun glasses, all your facts are relevant and accurate, nice job!

      I use to stare at the sun when I were younger just out of curiosity, and today my eye sight must have experienced damage, so you are 100% correct on this info here. thanks for sharing voted up!

    • shrubber profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      You are so right about aviators.

    • lifeoflata profile image


      6 years ago from Tacoma Wa

      Can't go wrong with a pair of aviators :)


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