Health Benefits of Wearing Sunglasses

Last Updated on November 23, 2022 by amy

Wearing sunglasses comes with plenty of health benefits that you should strongly consider before you step out on the beach or for a long period of time in the sun without any eye protection. Sunglasses are essential for protecting the health of your skin and eyes and preventing several different types of degenerative disorders. These health benefits are not commonly known among most people, so it can be helpful to get acquainted with them to emphasize how important it really is to have a high quality pair or two of sunglasses. They won’t just keep you looking good but will also keep your eyes from developing some potentially serious conditions over time!

They protect your eyes from cataracts and UV damage
Sunglasses are highly effective at keeping your eyes healthy and protecting them from ultraviolet light damage. Exposure to sunlight over a long period of time without any eye protection is associated with the development of cataracts over a long period of time.

There are other risk factors that can increase your chance of developing cataracts as well, however, wearing sunglasses is one of the easiest ways to lower your risk of getting them. Cataracts can be corrected with surgery, however they can cause a wide range of vision problems, and prevention is the best option when possible.

They protect your eyes from debris and the elements
Sunglasses also are a good way to protect your eyes from dust, debris and other potential irritants that can cause damage to your eyes. They won’t totally shield your eyes of course, but they can stop a lot of debris from entering them, especially if it is a windy day. Wind can dry out your eyes and sunglasses can act as a shield to protect them.

Sunglasses with scratch resistant lenses are generally better at protecting against debris. For those who have eye allergies, sunglasses may also lower direct exposure to certain types of allergens in the air, however they will not offer a total barrier and you still may have allergies while wearing them. They can also protect your eyes from unexpected debris from vehicles if you’re in an urban area.

Be careful to pick the right sunglasses and buy a quality pair
Sunglasses also can lower your risk of developing macular degeneration, a condition that causes vision loss over time, and also reduce your chance of getting photo keratitis, which is overexposure of ultraviolet light to the eye which can result in a number of painful and irritating symptoms. If you have found that you often get photo keratitis due to exposure to sunlight you should definitely invest in a pair of quality sunglasses. They can also make driving and host of other activities safer.

Be sure that you purchase a proper pair of full UVA/UVB protected sunglasses, and all of the sunglasses in our store have this protection to guarantee that your eyes are safe no matter what the weather is! Browse our current lineup of modern and fashionable ultraviolet protected sunglasses today and pick a pair that you like for our home try on kit or purchase them risk free!