5 Benefits of Wearing Shades & perks of polarized lenses

by Apr 10, 2018Fit

#1  Protect Against Skin Cancer

While many lather on the suntan lotion, some forget their shades.  Did you know that 10% of skin cancer occurs on the eyelids?  Wearing a safe pair of sunglasses can help.

#2  Avoid Cataracts

Cataracts are triggered by UV exposure.

#3  Reduce the Risk of Macular Degeneration

Over time UV exposure damages the area of the eye with millions of light-sensing cells, which allows us to see fine details clearly.  This can potentially lead to blurriness and vision loss.

#4   Guard Against Pterygium

“Surfer’s Eye” or Pterygium is the abnormal growth of tissue on the whites of the eye.

#5  Shield Against Photokeratitis

This is a sunburn of the eye which feels like a grain of sand in the eye.  Not comfortable but will heal within forty-eight hours.

Benefits of Polarized Lenses:  Invented by NASA after studying eagles’ superior vision (their natural eye oils reduce horizontal rays).

  • Increases Visual Comfort by Reducing Glare
  • Enhances Contrast for Clarity of Vision
  • Reduces Eyestrain – Less Fatigue
  • Colors are Truer – More Vibrant
  • Diminished Reflection and Glare – Perfect for Driving

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