Sunlight contains both infrared and ultraviolet radiation. While the body has a natural defense mechanism to protect against infrared radiation under normal outdoor conditions, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that ultraviolet radiation is harmful to the eye.
To avoid damage to your eyes the Ontario Association of Opticians recommends that you wear sunglasses that protect against ultraviolet radiation. Other important considerations include lens quality, lens material, frame, and comfort.
- Ultraviolet protection is important.
- Lenses should be free of distortion and imperfections.
- Lenses should be colour matched.
- Lenses should be large enough to protect your eyes.
- Frame should fit comfortably.
- Sunglasses are only for daytime outdoor wear.
Consult your eye care professionals
Choosing the Perfect Features for You
The key to finding the perfect pair of sunglasses is to pick the right features for your situation. Here are some of the most important features to compare when you buy a pair of sunglasses:
Lens material, Lens quality, Lens darkness, Special coatings or features, Frame and lens design, Frame material, and Brand recognition.
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Certain factors are known to contribute to your risk of eye damage from UV radiation.
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the eye's natural lens. This leaves the retina vulnerable to potential damage from ultraviolet radiation.
Certain prescription drugs are known to increase sensitivity to UV radiation. Oral contraceptives and tetracyclines are but two of many such drugs.
Those who spend most of their day outdoors, work near snow, sand and water, live in high altitudes or near the equator, or use sunlamps or tanning salons should ensure adequate UV protection for their eyes.