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A Quick Guide to Sunglass Wear-Why,
When and Where

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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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