We all know the importance of using sunscreen to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but what about protection for our eyes? During UV Safety Month people are reminded that the summer sun can not only lead to harmful burns and increased risk of skin cancer, but that prolonged exposure to the sun’s invisible, high energy ultraviolet rays without protection may cause eye conditions that can lead to vision loss, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
To protect your eyes it is recommended that you wear sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat when the UV index is high. It is also worth remembering that reflected sunlight off water, snow or pavement can be the most dangerous because it is intensified.
When picking sunglasses you want ones the block 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B rays. The ability to block UV light is not dependent on the darkness of the lens. UV protection can come from adding chemicals to the lens material during manufacturing or from a chemical coating applied to the lens surface, so don’t just assume that the darker your shades are that the better they protect. Also, the more expensive sunglasses are not necessarily better than cheaper ones when it comes to offering you eye protection. Many inexpensive sunglasses offer just as much sun protection as $500 designer eye wear.
So when you’re out playing in the summer sun, make sure you apply sunscreen bought from Canada Drugs online pharmacy and that you don’t forget your hat and sunglasses too to ensure that you are fully protected from the sun.