Why is Ultraviolet (UV) Protection Important?
Over time, Ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes. Intense exposure within the shortest possible time frame can cause photokeratitis or sunburn of the eyes. Long-term exposure, on the other hand, can increase the risk of eye cancer, cataracts, and other serious eye diseases. That's why it's advisable to put on sunglasses that provide 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays.
When to Wear Sunglasses
The answer is very simple: all day, every day. UV rays are just as present on a cloudy day as they are on a sunny day, and as snow reflects 94% of UV rays, winter days can be even more dangerous. There’s no avoiding them. So, whether you are cruisin’ in your car, out for a stroll or just sitting by a window, it's essential to wear sunglasses to safeguard your eyes.
Understanding Polarized Lenses
Polarized lenses are a popular choice for those who spend time around snow, water, or other reflective surfaces. They significantly reduce the intensity of blinding glare caused by sunlight bouncing off these surfaces, which you totally want. If you feel like learning more about polarized lenses, check out our in-depth guide.
Choosing the Right Lens Colour
When it comes to choosing a tint for your sunglasses, it really comes down to personal taste. Grey lenses are a great option for those who in their most natural form want to see colours, while green lenses provide better contrast. Brown lenses can increase depth perception, making them a better option for driving. There are so many cool options. It’ll be hard to pick just one!
What About Photochromic Lenses?
Photochromic lenses, like Transitions®, are lenses that, depending on the amount of sunlight present, can automatically adjust their level of tint. They offer protection against harmful blue light as well as UV protection, making them the best choice for those who spend time both outdoors and indoors. It’s the best of both worlds.
Does Price Matter?
Price doesn't necessarily equal quality when it comes to UV protection. As long as your sunglasses offer 100% protection, and you love them, you don't need to splurge on designer eyewear. However, keep in mind that UV coating in inexpensive glasses may wear off more quickly over time and these glasses' category may also lack in optical quality.
Does UV Protection Deteriorate Over Time?
While the deterioration of the UV protection in your sunglasses is a possibility over time, this is only likely to happen after several years of exposure to the sunlight. Plus, this acts as a good excuse to update your shades occasionally. We’re all about options!
Conclusively, sunglasses are an essential tool for protecting your eyes from the harmful effects of the sun, including UV light, and looking stylish while doing it. Taking into consideration the factors discussed above, ensure you choose sunglasses that provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.
Find Your Perfect Pair of Sunglasses at Bonlook!
Now that all your questions about sunglasses have been answered, it's time to find your perfect pair. At Bonlook, we offer a wide selection of high-quality and stylish sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection. From classic aviators to trendy cat-eye frames, we certainly have something for everyone.
Our sunglasses come in a variety of materials and lens colours, so you can find the perfect pair that suits your personality and lifestyle. In addition, with our easy-to-use virtual try-on tool, you can see how each pair looks on your face before making a decision to purchase or not.
Not sure which pair will be perfect for you? Our knowledgeable team of opticians is always available to help you find the right fit. Whether you just want to upgrade your look or need prescription glasses, we have you covered.
Prevent the sun from damaging your eyes – invest in a pair of superior sunglasses from Bonlook today. With a mixture of stylish designs and unbeatable UV protection, you'll be ready for any sunny day that comes your way.