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Sunglasses - Essential Or Mere A Style?

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Dr. Santosh Singh Patel 88% (11 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in (FAICO)
Ophthalmologist, Raipur  •  19 years experience
Sunglasses - Essential Or Mere A Style?

Sunglasses are an important part of the accessories you use in summer or at any time of the year. They help you to look fashionable and stylish and also make a pretty good style statement. But is that the only job of sunglasses? Or do they have something more to them? Here are a few reasons why sunglasses are more than just a style statement: 

  1. The decrease in eye problems - Generally, you use sunscreen to protect your skin from the Sun. Similarly, sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. It is extremely important for you to protect the eyes so that the harmful UV rays cannot enter the sensitive eye tissue and harm them. If you do not use sunglasses, then you have a higher chance of damaging your eye tissue than a person who uses them regularly. Yes, it is also true that the strong UV rays can cause serious permanent damage to your eyes.
  2. Protection from other environmental components - Not only is the sun harmful to your eyes, but also the wind can be extremely dangerous for them. Dirt, sand, dust particles can fly into your eyes even when just a breeze is blowing. On a windy day, damage can be much more. If you are wearing sunglasses when out on a windy day, they act as a shield to your eyes against the wind and the particles, which might enter your eye.
  3. Helps clear vision - It's often difficult to have a clear vision when out in the Sun. The bright sunlight doesn’t give you the clarity in vision. Without protection, you will have reduced vision as the bright light of the Sun might cause you to discomfort in your eyes and limit your vision as you will have to squint in the bright light.
  4. Helps prevent ageing - Although it might sound a bit surprising, wearing sunglasses actually helps in preventing ageing. The bright rays of the sun cause you to squint and this causes the age lines to appear. So, if you wear sunglasses and your eyes are protected from the bright sunlight, then you will not be squinting anymore, and hence it will not cause the age lines to appear before time.

So now, before you think that sunglasses only make you look good, think again about how they actually do much more than that.

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