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Title: A Quick Guide to Sunglass Wear-Why, When and Where Word Count: 467 Summary: Sunglasses have been considered a f ashion statement for decades, worn by celebrities and other famous fol ks in either a desperate attempt to conceal their identity or to play the movie star role, all while look ing fabulous. Keywords: Oakley sunglasses, Sunglasses Article Body: Sunglasses have been considered a f ashion statement for decades, worn by celebrities and other famous fol ks in either a desperate attempt to conceal their identity or to play the movie star role, all while look ing fabulous. Even though this usa ge still exists, more and more aver age people are realizing the import ance of wearing them to protect the ir invaluable eyesight. Even though the sun is over 93 mill ion miles away, its harmful rays ca n be the sole cause of an assortmen t of health problems. Ultra violet radiation (also known as UV radiat ion or UV rays) is probably the lar gest solar-based contributor to suc h health problems. UV-A, UV-B and U V-C are the categories of UV radiat ion known to us at this time. With the exception of UV-C (which is be lieved to be absorbed by the ozone layer around the earth), these rays can have both short and long term effects to your eyes and your vision. Now that you’re a bit more aware of why, you need to know more about w hen. For instance, UV rays reflect off of snow, sand, pavement and wa ter, causing a greater risk for dam age than in a “greener” environment , like a park or field. The rays i n a reflective situation will be co ming at you from two angles instead of the one in a greener environmen t, as the rays will bounce off of t he reflective surface in addition t o coming at you straight on. Wearin g sunglasses that offer you UV prot ection will help to protect your ey es when in this type of circumstance. High altitude is another situation for which sunglasses should be worn . UV rays are filtered out through the earth’s atmosphere, resulting i n lesser amounts of the harmful ray s converging with the earth’s surfa ce. Simply put, high altitudes yie ld a greater amount of the rays bec ause they haven’t had the chance to be filtered yet. Between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm is the time of day when the UV ray s are their most powerful, so prote ctive eyewear is crucial during thi s timeframe, whether or not the sun is bright and beaming in the sky o r hidden behind large amounts of cl ouds (both white and fluffy and dar k and gloomy). UV rays can easily leak through the cloud cover and r ain to wreak its irreversible damag e on your eyes. Since you now are aware of the situ ations that necessitate proper eyew ear protection, you need a brief li st of what to look for when shoppin g for your ideal pair of sunglasses . Typically, lenses that are green , brown or grey work the best, comb ined with a feature that filters ou t of at least 99% of UV-A and UV-B radiation and 75% - 90% of visible light. Taking care of your baby blu es, browns and greens now will ensu re you a lifetime of beautiful visions.
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