Things You Didn’t Know Your Sunglasses Could Do For You

  • by Admin - 15-Sep-15

You’re leaving your house in the afternoon: You lock the door, turn around, flip your hair and don your classy wooden sunglasses. Out of habit, a quick vanity check in the reflection of your car window confirms what you’ve always suspected. These sunglasses instantly make you look like a movie star!

However, a good pair of sunglasses can help you with a lot more than just looking good. Take a look at the five things your sunglasses has been doing for you all along.

Conversation Starter

On the bus or at the beach your sunglasses tell a story about you. Sometimes your shades intrigue people so much that they can’t help but saying something. A simple statement like, “Oh, I love your glasses” is enough to get the conversation flowing. 

Stare Skillfully

It has been said, “Sunglasses are like Facebook. You can stare at anyone without getting caught.”Ever come across someone you think you recognize from somewhere, but can’t quite place them? And in your attempts to try and figure out who it is, you start looking - also known as staring or gawking/creeping someone out. In times like these, you know what might help? Not getting caught staring. With a pair of sunglasses you can take all the time you need to place that face. 

Health is Wealth

So if the above reasons were not enough to convince you, here is the one that will seal the deal - the health of your eyes. Sunglasses will save your eyes and your money. And this is not just one reason.

Protection from UV Radiation:
Sunglasses are undeniably the best and easiest protection for the eyes, against UV rays of the sun.

Lowered Risk of Skin Cancer:
Did you know that around 10% of all skin cancers are known to be present on the eyelid. And since sunglasses can protect the eyelids from such exposure, they are a real help in reducing the risk of this disease.

Reduced Probability of Cataracts:
UV exposure can trigger cataracts in people. This disease can lead to cloudy vision and even blindness in some cases. According to WHO, cataract is the leading cause of blindness in middle and low income countries (2014).

Decreased Risk of Macular Degeneration:
Prolonged exposure to UV rays can also result in damage to the macula lutea of the eye. This disease could cause blurred vision and loss of eyesight.

Reduced Risk of Pterygium:
Pterygium is an abnormal growth of tissue which may result in inflammation and disturbance in vision. Suitable protection of the eyes could reduce the risk of developing this condition.

Protection from Photokeratitis:
In simple terms, this is when your eyes get a sunburn. It is a very painful condition and results in sensitivity to light and blurred vision. Even though it does not last for more than 48 hours, it can be very frustrating. Sunglasses, again, serve as a protection against this condition.

So, not only can sunglasses help you make a fashion statement, come in handy and save you from potentially embarrassing situations, they can also be your solution to a variety of eye problems.

Ditch the Dust

Whether riding a bike or going places in a convertible, you need something on your eyes, especially when the sun is shining. Sunglasses will not only serve as protection against dust, but will also protect your eyes from the harsh UV rays. So while you are out for a drive with friends, do your eyes a favor by putting on some sunglasses.

The Next Day

After a long night, everything is a bit of a blur. The next thing you know you have a severe hangover when you wake up. Headache is one thing, but the bright lights feel like knives slicing through your brain.Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. What do we do about it? Damage Control! Put those shades on, and no one will see your bloodshot eyes. And it’ll also protect you from the merciless sun. 

With reasons like these in mind, it’s about time you started looking for a pair of stylish sunglasses.