Keeping wrinkle free – and other good reasons for wearing sunglasses!
9th August 2016
We do quite a lot of shows during the year and often get people coming on to the stand that say they don’t usually wear sunglasses but “probably” should. Usually we can tell they are not regular sunglass users by the wrinkles around their eyes! So no apologies for coming back to the subject of why it is so important to wear sunglasses outdoors, especialy in middle summer when the sun is stongest. Ultra-violet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage not only the skin of the eyelid but also the cornea, the lens and other parts of the eye – and lead to “crows feet” around the eyes. It’s well establised that UV exposure contributes to the development of cataracts and macular degeneration. To maximise protection for your eyes look for sunglasses that are UV400 rated (and CE Marked) as these block 99-100% of both UVA and UVB rays.
Every sunglass we sell on our website is UV400 rated. It’s also a myth that the darker the lens the greater the protection. The UV filter applied to sunglass lenses is actually clear so even eyewear with a clear lens can provided maximum UV protection. Closer fitting, sports style sunglasses that have a greater wrap will also prevent UV rays from coming in at the side, protecting eyes from every angle.