Wearing sunglasses has a greater impact on your eyes than you might expect
On those sunny summer days, we protect our skin with a sunscreen. A sunscreen with a high feature prevents sunburn. We also protect ourselves from the sun’s rays by wearing sunglasses. But did you know that wearing sunglasses is not always good for your eyes?
There is a time of day when it is best not to wear your sunglasses.
A published study from the US National Eye Institute in 2014 shows that UV radiation can damage a protein lens. Over time, this can lead to an eye condition called cataract. In addition, there are indications that UV damage may increase the chances of developing macular degeneration. This is an important factor in age-related blindness. Temporary eye injuries, called photokeratitis, can also be caused by the sun. In humans this often leads to temporary blindness or blurred vision.
American ophthalmologist Dr. Rebecca Taylor explains what Time Magazine is all about. He explains that the most common problem with UV light is that you cannot see it. If you do not wear any protection, light will enter directly into your eyes and your eyes will be more sensitive to that. There are certain factors that can increase sun damage to your eyes. Drs. Stephen Foster of Harvard Medical School explains that water, snow, and car windows can create sunlight, making your eyes absorb twice as much UV light. In addition, at higher altitudes, the sun’s rays are stronger. This increases the risk of eye damage.
UVA and UVB protection
When buying sunglasses, it is important to consider the UVA protection and UVB protection they offer. Always check the label to see if sunglasses offer 99 or 100 percent protection from the sun. Price usually doesn’t make a difference, but the size of the mirrors does! “The bigger it gets, the better,” says Taylor. He points out that, for example, John Lennon’s small round glasses do not offer much protection as the glasses create scattered rays that enter your eyes from different angles.
So if you want to keep your eyes the best, wear beautiful sunglasses when you go out. There is a time when it would be wise not to wear sunglasses though. Studies show that people who are exposed to bright sunlight in the morning have an easier time sleeping in the evening. The reason is that morning light affects our biorhythm. Wearing sunglasses in the morning disturbs this rhythm and makes you fall asleep less in the evening. Foster therefore recommends that you do not wear sunglasses until 9 or 10 a.m. as long as you do not look directly at the sun and the sun is not too bright.