benefits of protecting your eyes

The Benefits Of Protecting Your Eyes

Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes.

by Anne Middleton, on March 8th, 2016

The time has come for most of us to change the clocks and “spring ahead.” This means more sunlight later in the early evening hours. As you drive home from picking up the kids or after a full day at the office, you’ll want to assure you have a great pair of sunglasses to shield your delicate eyes from the powerful rays of the sun.  Before your commute during the new days filled with blinding sun, stop by the Oakley store and select a pair of shades to defend your helpless eyes.

Oakley understands that sunglasses are now an essential piece of equipment in our everyday lives. Since 1975, Oakley stores have provided both quality non-prescription and prescription eyewear that delivers glare protection with uncompromised clarity.

Unlike conventional lenses that only blocking the sun, Oakley stores sell sunglasses with lenses that help you see more detail, more depth and more definition. Plus Oakley’s proprietary lens material stops every wavelength of ultraviolet radiation from the sun and filters out 100% of all UV rays.

Athletes and weekend warriors understand the need for excellence in a pair of sunglasses. Professional competitors from around the globe are reliant on Oakley store products to boost their performance.

And even if you’re not a professional player, Oakley‘s technology serves everyone.  In fact, even discounted Oakley sunglasses are designed with lenses that have the latest technology to optimize your vision with innovations that answer the uncompromising demands of your daily life.

But let’s back up for a moment.

Why You Need Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. That’s why choosing the right sunglasses, whether at an Oakley store or on-line through Ray-Ban, is an essential part of keeping your eyes healthy. 

Some of the sun’s negative effects on the eyes include an increased risk of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and, in rare cases, even cancer of the eye and eyelids.

Medical professionals advise that when purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99% to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays so you can keep your vision sharp and eyes healthy.

Eye health professionals also suggest these tips:

• Always wear your sunglasses when you’re outside, and especially during peak hours, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when rays are the strongest

• Be sure to wear your sunglasses when you’re at higher altitudes, where UV light can be especially intense

• Wear sunglasses even when it’s cloudy because UV rays can penetrate through thin clouds and haze

• Wear sunglasses all year-round since your eyes require the same protection on the ski slopes in January as you do on the beach in August

• Wrap around frames can provide additional protection from the harmful solar rays

• Don’t forget eye protection for children and teenagers

Looking Cool with Superior Eye Protection

Growing up, the coolest kids in my neighborhood always owned Ray-Ban sunglasses.  Ray-Ban is the world's most established eyewear brand and is a global pioneer in its category. All models in the Ray-Ban collection are products of meticulous, authentic styling that take the best of the latest fashion trends while preserving an ever-contemporary look for millions of Ray-Ban wearers around the world.

And although Ray-Ban offers a plethora of sunglass styles and models, Wayfarers have been cited as the most popular selling sunglasses in history. Wayfarers were designed in 1952 and presented a design in a radically new shape described as “a mid-century classic to rival Eames chairs and Cadillac tail fins." Although always popular, Wayfarers made a huge splash and were brought back into fashion in the late 2000s when celebrities began wearing Wayfarer vintage frames.

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By wearing sunglasses bought from the professionals at an Oakley store or by choosing the nostalgic Wayfarer sunglasses, using effective protection against harmful UV rays will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while protecting your eyesight.