The main reasons to use sunglasses are protecting your eyes against the blue light from the solar spectrum and from the sun’s ultra violet rays. Blue light may increase the risk to develop macular degeneration and extended exposure to UV sun rays is associated with 20% of cases of cataracts.
Dr Anhalt recommends the use of high quality sunglasses. This means looking for sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection.
Also look for sun glasses that fully cover your eyes and avoid any risk of damage from dust, sand, wind and even snow.
Children are also vulnerable to eye damage, as their eyes are still on development phase, it is really important to encourage and educate children to wear sunglasses, specially when they are outdoors.
At Palm Vision Center we provide you with a wide range of sunglass options. If you normally wear glasses to correct your eyesight, you may be happy with a non-prescription pair of clip-ons or wraparound glasses that simply fit over your lenses. If you'd rather not wear that much equipment on your head all at once, you can order glasses that darken when exposed to bright light.