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Catching yourself squinting in the sun? It’s time to head to your local mall or convenience store to pick up a new pair of sunnies.
Used for more than just looking good, sunglasses help protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays that can damage the eye’s surface and bring on other diseases and complications like cancer, cataracts, glaucoma, and other short- and long-term eye and vision problems.
Choosing the right pair of sunglasses can be like trying to understand the nutrition label on the backside of your favorite snack. Can I wear these while driving? Are the lenses dark enough? Do they block UV rays?
According to a recent American Optometric Association study, 47 percent of consumers do not check the UV protection level before purchasing sunglasses.
Protect your eyes and take a closer look at what you are buying. Here are 5 tips to help you choose the best shades for complete eye protection:
It’s never too early or too late to start protecting your eyes from the sun.
How do you shop for sunglasses? Tell us in the below comments.
Read more tips to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
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