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The Importance of Quality Sunglasses

Along with being a style statement, sunglasses also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and keep your eyes safe. Choose quality sunglasses that offer you the necessary protection to help prevent sunlight-related vision problems. If you are looking for quality sunglasses in Windsor and Tecumseh, get in touch with Bellemore Optometry and Eyes on Tecumseh. We provide an exclusive range of stylish and comfortable sunglasses for you to choose from, based on your vision needs.

 

Four Reasons Why It Is Important to Wear Quality Sunglasses

 

  • UV Protection

Exposure to a high amount of ultraviolet rays, such as UVA and UVB, can damage your cornea, lens and macula. Eyes are sensitive to glaring UV light which can lead to serious eye problems such as:

    • Cataracts
      Cataracts lead to blurry or double vision due to the clouding of your eye lens. UV rays are often known to contribute to the development of cataracts.

    • Macular Degeneration
      Macular degeneration leads to blurred vision or sometimes no vision in the center of the optical field. UV rays emitted from the sun can cause macular degeneration over time.

    • Photokeratitis
      It is a painful eye sunburn that can cause blurred vision and light sensitivity in your eyes. It mainly occurs when your eyes are exposed to UV rays.

    • Skin Cancer
      Eyelids are more susceptible to skin cancer if they are exposed to harmful UV rays regularly. The usage of quality sunglasses is an ideal way to help prevent skin cancer.

    • Pterygium
      Exposure to ultraviolet light can also lead to abnormal growth of the white fleshy tissue near the cornea. Pterygium (surfer's eye) can cause inflammation and vision problems as it grows over the cornea.

  • Protection From Other Weather Elements

There is an additional risk of damage due to irritation and scratching from sand or dust on your eyes. Using quality sunglasses can protect you from all the elements.

 

  • Wrinkles, Headaches and Fatigue

A high amount of sunlight entering your eyes can cause migraines and headaches. Your pupil controls the amount of light that enters your eye. When the pupil is unable to keep the light away, you squint to limit the incoming sunlight. The muscle fatigue caused due to squinting leads to headaches and fatigue. With squinting, you are also prone to develop crow's feet and wrinkles. Sunglasses provide you with an additional shade of protection that can prevent wrinkles.

  • Healing 

If you had any surgery to correct your vision, you should ensure you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and give them time to heal. UV rays can damage your eyes and delay the recovery.  

  • Post Cataract Surgery

Anyone who’s had cataract surgery should absolutely wear sunglasses to protect their eyes. Most intraocular lenses do not provide proper UV protection to the vulnerable aging eye.

 

How to Choose the Ideal Sunglass for UV Protection

  • It’s recommended to buy sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection

  • Using polarized lenses can help reduce glares and offer complete protection to avoid squinting

  • A wraparound style of sunglasses can also help reduce the amount of UV exposure

  • Choose sunglasses depending on the type that suits your face

 

To keep your eyes healthy, it’s essential to see an eye doctor for regular eye examinations. Your optometrist can detect eye problems and provide you with perfect frames and lenses to meet your vision needs. At Bellemore Optometry and Eyes on Tecumseh, we provide a range of quality sunglasses and eyeglasses to our clients.

 

Contact us today for hand-selected and comfortable sunglasses.

 

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