What To Look For In Sunglasses For Eye Protection | Shinagawa Blog

What To Look For In Sunglasses For Eye Protection

At Shinagawa, our eye doctors want to help you protect your vision and eye health for years to come following your corrective surgeries.

That includes wearing the right protection from harmful UV rays, especially given the fact that we live in a country where the sun is constant.

Here’s what you need to look for in the right kind of sunglasses for eye protection.

Sunglasses for Active Living

There are sunglasses for style, and for the trails. Glacier glasses provide protection against the wind and bright sunlight reflecting off the nearly perennial snow up high. Sunglasses for mountain biking provide protection and stay in place no matter how hard you ride. No matter whether you spend hundreds on specialized or designer sunglasses, or ten bucks on a pair off the rack, there’s one essential requirement: Full UV protection.

Choosing the Right Sunglasses

We list six thoughts for choosing sunglasses:

  • UV Ray Protection: 100% is what you need. Look for the tag or sticker and enjoy wearing them.
  • Eye Coverage: Bigger is better, for the skin around your eyes as well as the eyes themselves.
  • Darker Isn’t Necessarily Better: Those who watched the last eclipse know this, dark lenses without UV protection can make things worse.
  • Color Doesn’t Block More: But it can help you see better for sports by improving contrast
  • Polarized Lenses Are Designed for Glare: They don’t provide UV protection unless it’s added, but they are great for seeing fish underwater.
  • Cheap Sunglasses with the Right Protection Are Fine: It’s the UV protection that counts, so go cheap or go designer if they protect your eyes.

Look for symptoms like these that can indicate your eyes have had just too much sun:

  • Pain or redness
  • Sensitive to light
  • Tearing/watery
  • Blurry or temporary loss of vision
  • Swelling
  • Eyelids twitching
  • Eyes feel gritty

Too much sun can burn your eyes. We’re here for all your regular vision needs, including LASIK and other refractive surgeries, routine eye exams by our expert and friendly staff, and necessary eye care prescriptions.

Make an appointment with our doctors. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries, questions, and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.

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