It’s summertime and we spend a lot of time in the sun. So is protecting your eyes from UV rays really that important? Here are a few reasons why you may want to grab those sunglasses on the way out the door along with your sunscreen.


UV rays from the sun cannot only cause damage to your skin but also to your cornea and lens and other parts of your eye. Longtime exposure can lead to eye diseases such as cataracts and mascular degeneration. Consider wearing wraparound sunglasses to get full protection for your eyes.


What about polarized sunglasses?


Polarized sunglasses do not automatically have UV protection. Make sure your polarized glasses say “UV” protection. Polarized lenses simply filter out unwanted light rays. They make your vision clearer when outside and can keep you from squinting. They can help block the glare and allow you to see in water. This makes them very popular among boaters and fishermen.


When outdoors use both polarized and UV protection


In summary, sunglasses with polarized lenses and UV protection are best for your eyes. They will allow you to see clearer without squinting and protect your eyes from UV rays and keep further damage from happening. So choose your sunglasses wisely! They are the sunscreen for your eyes.