Two less well-known but important reasons why you should wear sunglasses
31st August 2018
Of the many reasons why wearing sunglasses are beneficial to your health, here are two of the less well-known (but important) ones:
1. Skin cancer
Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to a group of cancers that slowly develop in the upper layers of the skin. In the UK, more than 100,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer are diagnosed each year. It affects more men than women and is more common in the elderly. The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for non-melanoma skin cancers; in fact cancers of the eyelids account for 5-10% of all skin cancers. This is why the eye should be properly cared for, especially by wearing good quality sunglasses that not only protect your eyes but the eyelids and the skin around your eyes.
2. Headaches and Migraines
Wearing sunglasses can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines and bad headaches which can be triggered by bright sunlight. Some of the brands we sell like Serengeti, Eagle Eyes and Sundog have lenses specially designed to filter out the distracting ‘blue light’ which is known to cause eye strain and fatigue.