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Protecting Your Eyes from Glare

By Art Houle, 10/20/2015 - 12:00am

Casually grabbing a pair of sunglasses off the rack to wear while driving simply isn’t enough to protect your eyes from the potential damage that UV light can cause. Opting for a pair of premium polarized sunglasses can mean the difference between developing cancer, and keeping your skin and eyes healthy for a long time. Any time you are outdoors around flat surfaces, including water, sport courts, snow, grass, or pavement, the glare of light off those surfaces can lead to eye problems, as well as headaches and fatigue.

Protecting Your Skin with Sunglasses

By Art Houle, 10/06/2015 - 12:00am

You know that skin around your eyes where you worry about getting those first few lines and wrinkles? The right pair of women’s sunglasses can protect eyes and skin from harmful UV damage. Polarized glasses not only prevent direct light from the sun from entering your eyes, but also the light that is reflected off water or pavement. The resulting glare can cause you to squint, leading to the development of crow’s feet and other wrinkles to the delicate skin around your eyes.

Do Polarized Sunglasses Make a Difference?

By Art Houle, 09/19/2015 - 12:00am

If you are like most people, the first thing you look at when buying sunglasses is the style, and then the darkness of the lenses. You want a pair of sunglasses that are flattering to your face shape, and which block out enough light to make it easier to see outdoors. It is important to remember that the primary purpose of sunglasses is to block out UV rays from the sun that can damage eyes over time. Sunlight can cause cataracts and strain eyes from squinting against the sun.

Do Runners Need to Wear Polarized Sunglasses?

By Art Houle, 09/05/2015 - 12:00am

Runners increasingly depend on new technology and high-tech fibers to keep cool and measure their progress while they run. Too often, the focus on preparing for a safe run stops short of protecting the eyes. With the availability of affordable running sunglasses that are designed to block UV light, there is no excuse for exposing eyes to the damage that comes directly from the sun, as well as the light that reflects off surfaces.

Affordable Sunglasses Offer Water Reflection Sun Protection for Your Eyes

By Art Houle, 08/19/2015 - 12:00am

A day on the lake fishing may be your ideal of the best way to relax, but, without a good pair of polarized fishing sunglasses, the reflecting sunlight off the water could do serious damage to your eyes. Any time you are on or near a body of water, your eyes need to be protected from the ultraviolet light of the sun that reflects off the water. On a bright, sunny day, it is easy to tell that your eyes are getting more sunlight than they need as you squint to see.

A Comparison of UVA, UVB, and UVC Radiation

By Art Houle, 08/05/2015 - 1:46pm

Although most of us know that there are damaging UV rays that come from the sun, all of the light is not the same. Too often, people fail to get beach sunglasses that protect eyes from all three types of UV light. These include Ultraviolet A, B, and C, with UVB being the most dangerous. UVC light presents no danger to you or your eyes, and experts disagree as to whether UVA does damage to the eyes.