This summer is so hot, I suggest you had better make sure you’ve got it made in the cool shades. And you can wear handsome sporting sunglasses whenever you set out for a day long under the sun. While many people regard sunglasses purely as a fashionable accessory, I have to say it's more important to remember that sunglasses can and do serve a more practical goal: Helping protect your family and friends from harmful UV rays.
According to the announcement of American Optometric Association’s (AOA) Sports Vision Council, wearing sunglasses helps prevent photokeratitis, described as “sunburn” of the cornea and a result of excessive UV exposure over a short period of time. Although typically temporary, it can cause red eyes, extreme sensitivity to light and excessive tearing. If we compare it to skin damage, initially, we will get sunburn, which is like photokeratitis. But over time, we become at risk for melanoma of the skin. It’s the same thing with our eyes. As a result, we may be at more of a risk for cataracts, macular degeneration and other issues.
The American Optometric Association’s (AOA) recommends investing in sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays and screen out 75 to 90 percent of visible light.
They also suggest looking into polarized lenses, which are made to reduce glare and improve visibility on a sunny day. They sincerely recommend brands like Oakley, Ray-Ban and Revo, which offer excellent sun protection as well. Besides, we want to remind you that cheap doesn’t necessarily equal bad, but you should read labels carefully to make sure you’re getting sufficient protection. If the UV protection factor isn’t noted, bring the glasses to an optical store that has a photometer to measure light intensity.
Another advice for you. A dark lens doesn’t mean it’s better. Because the pupil can open wider and open to more UVA/UVB rays. I'm afraid you may do more damage by wearing a dark lens without the UVA/UVB protection.
As the AOA suggests, sunglasses with a wrap design are a plus because they can provide coverage around the sides of the eyes where light can enter. So we advise you shop for sunglasses lenses which are with a gray tint. They won’t distort the wearer’s view of colors. Different tints can cause different perception of colors. We use that to our advantage for certain sports and activities, but for the general public, a neutral gray tint works.
At last, never forget the youngest members of the family. According to the AOA, even though children’s eyes are especially susceptible to UV-related damage, they receive up to three times the annual sun exposure of adults.
All in a word, oakley sunglasses can make you feel cooler when your face is relaxed, so just relax yourself.