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A few decades ago, people wear sunglasses only for fashion. But today, not anymore. More than being a piece of fashion accessory, we now wear sunglasses primarily for protection. As you may have noticed, the sun's heat is now almost unbearable. Basking in the sun is no longer safe for both our skin and eyes most especially during midday.
To protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun, we typically apply sunblock or any lotion or body cream with SPF and use an umbrella or wear a hat whenever we need to stay outdoors during hot sunny days. But just like our skin, our eyes also need protection from the sun. And one way to protect our eyes is to wear a pair of sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
We have previously talked about the different advantages of wearing sunglasses. Apart from protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, sunglasses also keep our eyes safe from various airborne bacteria, dust, grime, and other small particles present in the air that can cause eye irritation or infection. It also protects our eyes from eyelid skin cancer. Sunglasses help reduce risks of having dark circles and minimize the effects of jet lag.
But how about the prescription sunglasses? Do they also provide the same advantages as the regular sunglasses? You may ask. On top of the primary benefits regular sunglasses provide, the prescription sunglasses offer a few additional advantages. Here's a few of them.
Protection from different eye problems
Prescription sunglasses also protect your eyes from various eye and vision problems including but limited to dry eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration, photokeratitis or sunburn of the eye, and Pinguecula or the eye condition that is characterized by eye growth formation on the on the white portion of the eye.
Eye protection and vision improvement
As stated above, sunglasses provide eye protection. High-quality prescription sunglasses like the ones offered at California Glasses do not only have 100% UV protection, they also include glare protection to make it more relaxing and easier for the eyes to see even when there are unwanted scattered lights or the sun is too bright which can possibly blur your vision. A prescription is also added for vision correction, making it possible for you to see very clearly even when wearing tinted glasses.
Typically, when you wear ordinary sunglasses and your eyes require prescription lenses for vision correction, you have to wear contact lenses. It's definitely hard to stay fashionable with prescription eyeglasses. You need to choose between protecting your eyes from the sunlight by wearing sunglasses but you will not be able to see clearly and prioritizing vision correction over eye protection. With prescription sunglasses, you do not have to choose between these two options as prescription sunglasses offer both eye protection and vision improvement.