If we told you that your sunglasses look great and save your eyes from serious damage, would you wear them more?
Experts have shared information that says in sunny weather, wearing sunglasses is just as important as putting sun cream on.
When the sun is shining, we are exposed to ultraviolet radiation, also called ultraviolet rays, or for short, UV rays. Not all light from the sun is ultraviolet but the parts that are are extremely dangerous. The problem with ultraviolet rays is that they burn. They can burn the skin, causing skin cancer, and they can burn the surface of the eye, causing serious eye damage.
Luckily the eye has natural protection – eyelashes and eyelids – but any extra protection we can give them, for example wearing sunglasses, is brilliant.
People who go skiing or do water sports have a higher risk of eye damage because UV light from the sun bounces off water/snow and shines brighter into the eye. If you ski, snowboard or do water sports, it’s important you wear ultraviolet goggles.
- ‘Full UV protection’
- ‘ UV 400’