Why You Should Wear Sunglasses Every Day
Aside from their status as a style accessory, sunglasses have a host of benefits for your eyes. With all that going for them, read on to learn the top five reasons you should get some high quality shades and wear them regularly
1. Protection from the Elements
Sun - Our eyes are sensitive. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to or contribute to a variety of ailments such as cataracts, glaucoma & macular degeneration. In fact, nearly 10% of skin cancers are found near the eyes. Photokeratitis is a painful, temporary eye condition caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays. It's sometimes compared to a sunburn, expect it affects the corneas of your eyes.
Sand- Getting sand in your eyes can be very painful and dangerous. Tiny grains of sand can scratch your eye and can cause permanent damage. Sunglasses that fully cover your eyes are a great way to keep sand out.
Wind & Dust - Spending a lot of time in windy, dusty areas can irritate and damage your eyes. Again, the best way to protect yourself is by wearing sunglasses that keep your eyes safe from the elements.
2. Promote Healing & Recovery
Corrective eye surgeries are common these days including LASIK or cataract surgery, but it’s important you continue to wear sunglasses after the procedure to help your eyes heal. The sunglasses will help protect your eyes from damage and ensure your eyes heal smoothly and quickly.
3. You’ll See More & Enjoy the Outdoors More
As important as protecting your health is, if you’re spending time outdoors, you’ll really benefit from wearing your sunglasses. Tinted lenses reduce the glint of the sun, meaning you no longer have to squint! Plus, if you opt for a polarised lens this will reduce glare from light-reflecting surfaces like water, glass or snow – as well as protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. You can add polarised lenses to any of our frames.
4. Suffer from headaches?
Bright sunlight can be a trigger for migraines and bad headaches so wearing sunglasses can help reduce both the frequency and intensity of them. Even if you’re not a headache or migraine sufferer, wearing sunglasses when out in the sun can help reduce eyestrain and fatigue.
5 They are a great way to accessorize any outfit!
Now the fun reason! Sunglasses come in many sizes, styles, and colours and there’s sure to be (at least) one that you’ll love in our curated sunglasses range. You can even have different sunglasses for different activities or to coordinate with different clothing styles. At Queen of Specs we can also add any lens to any frame giving you many more options.