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UV radiation from the sun can cause cataracts, benign growths on the eye’s surface, cancer of the eyelids and skin around the eyes, macular degeneration, and snow blindness.

Here are a few things you should look for when choosing a pair of sunglasses:

 

  • Blocks 90-100% of both UVA and UVB radiation

o   If the label doesn’t say it blocks out UVA and UVB radiation it probably doesn’t and you should look for a different pair

 

  • Have a good fit

o   The top of your sunglasses should line up with your eyebrows

 

  • Have a uniform tint

o   The lenses should not be darker in one area and lighter in another

 

There are also some lens options that can enhance vision for particular activities, such as:

 

  • Polarized lenses: reduce reflected glare from sunlight that bounces off snow or water. This can add comfort and enhance vision when cross-country skiing, fishing or driving

 

  • "Blue-blocking" lenses: help make distant objects easier to see, especially in snow or haze, which is great for skiers, boaters and hunters

 

  • Polycarbonate lenses: provide impact protection, an important option for potentially hazardous work, sports and other activities


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