Not just eye candy: How to pick the best sunglasses to protect your eyes
Shades that come as “Fashion spectacles” will never protect your eyes from the long term effects of the UV rays. While you might spend a lot towards a particular high end fashion brand while buying your favorite pair of shades, they won’t necessarily come with glare protection.
What are the short and long term causes of sun exposure when it comes to the eyes?
Sunburn of the cornea also known as Keratopathy is the prompt result of short term exposure to the hazardous UV rays which causes excessive inflammation to the eye tissues. Long term exposure causes more serious ailments of the eye like cloudiness of the cornea or also known as climatic droplet keratopathy, cataracts, squamous cell cancer on the surface of the eye and skin cancer surrounding the eye.
There are tags that identify the protection level of the sunglasses. What do they really mean?
While you marvel yourself in the mirror on how well the shades fit your face and personality style, you often fail to check the tag that ensures they come with UV protection. There are swing tags that rate the lenses according to 0-4 level protection.
Shades with 0 lens category come with very less UV protection, 1 lens category shades imply only a limited amount of glare protection, 3 lens category shades come with excellent level of sun and glare protection, and finally the 4 lens category shades imply a sophisticated level of defence which means complete 100% anti-glare and anti- UV rays.
These are some of the lucid standards set out to direct the consumers, but still breaches occur and consumers end up buying unprotected sunglasses displayed in the markets for sale.
Some other factors that determine your pick on the best sunglasses for eye protection:
Apart from providing UV and UVB rays protection make sure the sunglasses come with anti-reflective protective coat on the back of the lenses as 50% of the rays sneak in through the reflected back of the lenses. An oversized pair that fully covers your face gives better coverage and shade to the eyes. As it is always mentioned a polarized pair of shades are effective against flat reflective surfaces.
Flat lensed sunglasses are disastrous on the eye and high on style, instead, prefer to buy a curved lensed sunglasses. The ideal pair is a wraparound shade that fits snug on the face and does not allow the sun’s rays to penetrate from the top, bottom, or the sides.
Luomon sunglasses are specifically treated with dark coated films for 100% UV protection. They also have a wide range of polarized sunglasses that come in various styles from the classic aviators, wayfarer shades, the retro fashionable collection, to wraparound lenses.
The lenses are scratch resistant and come with exciting accessories like soft pounch, soft cloth, and work kit to repair the sunglasses from the comfort of your home. They are also running a special edition Halloween contest where you can win your favorite pair. It makes all the more tempting to buy a new collection with Luomon.