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Top 5 Reasons You Need Sunglasses For Healthy, Youthful Eyes

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As summer creeps in on us and the sun intensifies, it’s never been more crucial to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sunglasses aren’t just a snazzy fashion accessory; they are essential for the protection and maintenance of eye health. This month, we’re exploring why wearing sunglasses is vital and how they offer protection.

Here are our top 5 reasons sunglasses are a must-have this summer. If you don’t yet have a quality, stylish pair of sunglasses, head on over to Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care to find your perfect sunnies.

UV Protection

Prolonged exposure to UV rays can lead to serious eye conditions, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and photokeratitis (sunburn of the eye). Sunglasses with UV400 protection block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, significantly reducing the risk of these conditions.

Prevent Eye Strain and Fatigue

When standing in bright sunlight, we often squint and strain our eyes, leading to discomfort and headaches. Polarized sunglasses reduce the glare from reflective surfaces like water and roads, easing eye strain and providing clearer vision.

Long-Term Eye Health

Continuous exposure to the sun’s UV rays can speed up the aging of our eye tissues. Sunglasses help preserve eye health by protecting the delicate structures from sun damage, ensuring better long-term vision.

Protection from Wind, Dust, and Debris

Sunglasses act as a barrier against the elements which can cause some irritation and dryness. This is especially important during outdoor activities like biking, running, hiking, or a beach day.

Fashion and Comfort

While the health benefits speak for themselves, sunglasses also add a touch of style to your outfit. With the option of choosing from a wide range of our designer frames, you can choose a pair that complements your look while providing the necessary protection. We’re proud to be stockists of renowned designer frames like Tom Ford, Guess, Kate Spade, Hugo Boss and more.

Choosing the Right Sunglasses at Dr. James Bedsole Eye Care

These are some of the things to look out for when selecting a pair of high-quality sunglasses:

  • UV400 protection for complete UV blockage
  • Polarized lenses to reduce glare
  • Frames that fit comfortably and securely
  • A style that suits your personal preference and daily activities

For a selection of stylish designer sunglasses take a look at our designer frames here and to set an appointment with one of our eye doctors book here.