UV Protection in Sunglasses!

Light-colored glasses can be just as effective as dark glasses at blocking UV light. Look for labels that say “Meets ANSI UV Requirements” or “UV absorption up to 400 nm,” which means the glasses will block 99% of UV rays, compared with about 70% for most cosmetic glasses.

 

Sunglasses are an important aspect of sun safety.

Why?

The eye area is a frequent site of skin cancer (5% to 10% of all skin cancers) and sun exposure can contribute to wrinkles around the eyes, hyperpigmentation, cataracts, macular degeneration, sunburn of the cornea also known as keratitis and several cancers of the eye.

 

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