What Kind Of Sunglasses Protect Eyes Best

April 13, 2019

The following information on sunglasses cames from Laurie Gray Barber, M.D. and ophthalmologist and a spokeswoman for the American Academy of Opthalmology.

Sunglasses should block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which can raise the risk of cataracts and some cancers. Look for UV-protection info on sticker or tag. Gray-tinted lenses are usually a good option, frames with larger lenses will protect more of the area around your eyes. Wraparounds may be even better if the arms don’t block your side vision. Polarized lenses cut glare but can make it difficult to see your car’s dashboard screens.

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