When we feel the warming rays of the sun on our skin, we automatically reach for the sunscreen in most cases. But protecting our eyes from the sun is just as important as protecting our skin. Because UV rays are the main cause of eye damage which can be irreversible.
Sunlight is comprised of various light spectra: ultraviolet, visible and infrared light. The ultraviolet rays can be further divided into UVA, UVB and UVC rays. UVA and UVB rays are not filtered by the ozone layer and are harmful to the human eye. With high-quality sunglasses lenses, you can ideally protect your eyes from these rays.
Ultraviolet, visible and infrared light.
Only high-quality sunglasses lenses offer optimum protection for your eyes. Although low-cost variants have tinting, they do not have a full UV filter. This is very concerning as the darkening causes the pupil to widen and allows even more harmful UV rays to enter your eye.
On the one hand, sunglasses have to be stylish; on the other, they have to be functional. We wear them as stylish accessories, when we do sport, are at the beach or when we are skiing. To offer the best possible protection in various situations, different sunglasses lenses with different focuses are available to you.
It is important that the sunglasses are large enough. Only if they are large enough do they offer sufficient protection against harmful UV light and prevent you being dazzled. The ophthalmic lenses should therefore extend up to the eyebrows. Wider side pieces and curved ophthalmic lenses also protect the eyes from the side.