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Top 3 Reasons Cheap Sunglasses Are Terrible For Your Eyes.

August 12, 2015


    1. Your Eyes Can Be Tricked Into Allowing Damage

    The reason we wear sunglasses is to protect our eyes from UV light, but most cheap sunglasses fail to meet the UV 400 standard of full protection. When you don’t have a UV coating on the lens the tint essentially tricks your eyes into thinking it’s darker outside so your pupil opens up letting more light in. With the glasses on and no UV protection, your pupil is more open and those UV rays have an easier time reaching your retina. The rays can cause some serious damage to your macula and, over time, can lead to macular degeneration, which is a leading cause of vision loss.

    2. Eye Damage

    Optometrist Ana P. Vargas of L.A Optometrique explains, “If you’re wearing cheap sunglasses or not wearing sunglasses at all, the sun can cause redness and dryness and that can lead to tritium which is a membrane growth on your eye. It can also cause cataracts and in the long term the UV rays can hurt the back of your eye, the macula, and cause macular degeneration, which is a leading cause for eyesight loss. So, UV rays can really affect all layers of they eye.”

    3. Quality

    All in all, with cheap sunglasses the quality just isn’t there and when your dealing with your eyes, you don’t want to take a chance on a cheap product and end up paying for it down the road with your health. Here are a few examples.

     1. Good sunglasses condition the light properly to match it to your eyes while cheap sunglasses simply provide a tint to make things seem darker.

     2. Good Sunglasses are hand made from high quality cellulose acetate that forms to your face with heat while cheap sunglasses are injection molded from plastic pallets.

     3. Good Sunglasses provide various tints like full spectrum UV protection and Polarized lenses while cheap sunglasses provide little to no protection from the sun.

      So, Get out there and find your self a quality pair of sunglasses and protect the only eyes you have.

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