I always keep a pair of sunglasses 🕶 in my purse. We all know how damaging UV rays can be towards the skin but these rays are just as harmful to our eyes too. Find out below myths about sunglasses, debunked:
🕶 Myth #1:
Sunglasses with 100% UV protection are expensive.
🔻 False: You do not have to pay a premium for proper UV protection. While more expensive sunglasses may offer more stylish frames, higher quality lenses, sharper images and less glare, it is very easy to find inexpensive glasses that offer 100% UV protection.
🕶 Myth #2:
Lenses with darker tints are more protective than lenses with a lighter tint.
🔻 False: The tint of the lens has nothing to do with the UV protection of the glasses. A clear lens with no tint and 100% UV protection is better for your eyes than dark, heavily tinted sunglasses without UV protection. In fact, dark lenses without adequate UV protection are actually worse for your eyes than not wearing glasses at all, because the dark tint causes your pupils to become dilated, thus exposing your eyes to more harmful UV light.
🕶 Myth #3:
Photochromic lenses don't block out UV rays as well as regular sunglasses.
🔻 False: As long as they offer 100% UV protection, photochromic lenses provide the same level of UV protection as regular sunglasses.
🕶 Myth #4:
Polarized, anti-glare lenses are all you need to protect your eyes from UV rays.
🔻 False: While polarized and anti-glare lenses may offer better image clarity, a more comfortable viewing experience and give you better vision when driving or playing sports, they have nothing to do with UV protection.
🕶 Myth #5:
You don't need sunglasses on a cloudy day
🔻 False: 6 UV rays are just as potent on a cloudy day as they are on a clear day, and proper eye and skin protection is always needed.