How to choose sunglasses that protect your eyes this summer

One of the essential products for personal care during the summer are sunglasses. They are not only a fashion statement, but also provide protection for your eyes from the sun rays, especially UV rays. Excessive exposure to UV rays causes eye cataract, burns in the eye, and increases chances of cancer. We might not be able to tell you which pair looks best on you, but here are some points that you should keep in mind when you buy sunglasses:

  • Buy lenses that provide 95%-99% protection from UV rays. Keep in mind that the color of the lens does not play a role in the protection it provides.
  • Choose sunglasses with big lenses that provide maximum protection area.
  • If you exercise in the outdoors, do outdoor activities, or swim, it is recommended that you get polarized lenses that provide better protection for your eyes.
  • Buy your sunglasses from specialized centers and avoid ones that sell them as accessories as they will most likely not provide you with the protection needed.
  • The comfort of the sunglasses is affected by its shape. Consult a specialist that can help you pick the best choice for you. They must not put pressure on your nose, ears, or head, and not slip from your face.
  • Anti-scratch lenses are an added feature that can help increase the lifetime of sunglasses as scratches leak harmful rays.
  • Sunglasses are also important for children. Their pupils are larger than that of adults, and they allow for more light to pass through.

The Palestine Hospital Family wishes you health and a great summer.