Category: UV Rays

What are the Best Type of Sunglasses for Driving?

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While some people wear sunglasses with tints, polarized lenses or transitions lenses, there is one type of new eyewear that is superior to all the rest. It’s named Drivewear and it is a lens specifically made for driving. Eye Protection While Driving is Imperative When driving, sun comes through the windshield and typically hits the… Read more »

Sunglasses Help Protect Your Eyes

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Do you make an effort to wear sunglasses when you’re outdoors or driving? Some people own multiple pairs of sunglasses depending on styles and protection. Everyone should own at least one pair. Even if your one pair is not the sturdiest of material, something is better than nothing at all. Eye protection from the sun’s… Read more »

Why Polarization Matters in the Winter

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Winter Sports & Activities: A Shadey Situation Sunglasses are synonymous with the sun, which means that most of us only think about wearing them on a bright summer day. So when the winter weather boasts gray and gloomy skies, the last thing you say before heading out the door is, “Wait a minute, let me… Read more »

The Sun, UV Radiation and Your Eyes

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Keep an Eye on Ultraviolet Safety: Eye medical doctors caution us that too much exposure to UV light raises the risks of eye diseases, including cataract, growths on the eye, and cancer. Strong exposure to snow reflection can also quickly cause painful damage called snow blindness. Growths on the eye, such as pterygium, can show… Read more »

Maximize UV Eye Protection

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Can eyes get sunburned? While everyone knows that skin requires protection from UV radiation, many people wonder – can eyes get sunburned? According to the American Optometric Association, the eyes can get sunburned (photokeratitis) just like skin, and can affect vision and harm the eyes. These UV-A and UV-B rays can have serious long- and… Read more »

What are the Benefits of Copper, Orange, Amber/Yellow and Brown/Bronze Tints

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Copper, orange, yellow/amber and brown/bronze lens tints make your environment appear brighter and are commonly used in low-light conditions. These lens tints block blue light and enhance contrast and depth perception making them helpful for overcast, hazy and foggy conditions. Blue light, with its shorter wavelength, scatters easier than other colors and makes focusing more difficult…. Read more »

Blue Light and What it Does to You

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Ever wonder why you’re always feeling tired? Or after working in an office all day, your eyes are killing you? This is because your body is feeling the effects of blue light, causing you to have eye strain. Light is made up from various wavelengths that are all under different “categories” on the electromagnetic spectrum…. Read more »