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  • Writer's pictureDavid Spicer Optometrists

5 Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

Updated: Feb 1, 2021

Here’s our top 5 reasons to wear Sunglasses

Man wearing glasses and women wearing sunglasses
  • The Sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to serious & in some instances long term health issues for the eyes, including Photokeratitis, Pterygium, Cataracts & Macular Degeneration.

  • Skin Cancer: 5% to 10% of skin cancer occurs around the eyes. We recommend that you wear quality, protective sunglasses when outdoors & that even includes overcast days.

  • Blue Light Protection (HEV: high-energy visible radiation) Use outdoor lenses that absorb the HEV as a build up of exposure has been linked with age related macular degeneration (ARMD).

  • Dark Adaptation: Spending time in intense sunlight can hamper the eyes ability to adapt quickly to night or indoor light levels.

  • General Eye Comfort: The Sun’s brightness & glare interferes with comfortable vision.


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