Making Sure Sunglasses Are Suitable For Your Eyes

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It is about that time of the year when the sun starts to blaze more and more and the outdoors begin to appeal much more than staying inside the house all the time. The beaches and other waterfronts are starting to see a huge influx of people thronging to get the best summer experience they can get before the season melts away as usual. While moderate exposure to the sun can be quite rewarding health-wise, it is true that its strong rays can be damaging to the eyes if not checked. One sure way of checking on this risk of eye damage is to wear sunglasses whenever necessary. It is true however, that a poor choice of sunglasses can be equally damaging, or provide you with a false sense of protection.

If you have shared my experience of prescription glasses for example, you will most likely have been disappointed at least once while shopping for sunglasses. Several times I have stopped at a gas station or a store in the mall during the sweltering heat of the summer, and laid my eyes on very fancy and trendy sunglasses that appealed to my taste. The only problem was that putting them on would mean that I compromise on my normal eyesight that is being corrected by my prescription glasses. I tried this a couple of times but I developed serious headaches, felt nauseated and had a hard time driving around or even reading street signs from afar. This can be quite a pain especially when the sunglasses are just the right size, shape and the perfect model for you.

If you can relate to this situation, you probably have tried to shop around for prescription sunglasses. It is honestly exciting that due to the marvels of modern-day technology, prescription sunglasses nowadays exists in almost every eye-doctor's office. The main frustration however, is the exorbitant cost coupled by the limited variety available when compared to non-prescription sunglasses. Despite the frustration, I was happy to find out that most sunglasses manufacturers today actually make both prescription and non-prescription sunglasses for almost all their models. In fact, some of them have very aggressive salesmen positioned in strategic places in the eye-doctor's offices to give you all kind of detail you may desire about their products and accessories.

I think that it is high time that they did this especially when more and more people are getting astigmatism or some other kinds of eye conditions needing prescription glasses. Another viable option for prescription sunglasses would be photochromic lenses. Photochromic lenses are lenses that are designed to darken on exposure to specific types of light most commonly Ultraviolet (UV) rays or radiation. Once the light source is removed or one walks indoors for example, the lenses will gradually return to their clear state. Photochromic lenses can be made of glass, polycarbonate or other forms of plastic, and were developed in the 1960s when the first mass-produced tint lenses hit the market.

I had these the second time that I got my prescription glasses and was very excited and happy with them. However, when I tried prescription sunglasses for the first time, I noticed what I had been missing and decided to stick with them whenever I go out in the red hot sun. It is an undoubted fact that whatever they may cost, it is so much worth it to have at least a pair of trusted and safe sunglasses or prescription sunglasses for your eyes. It is true that many road accidents have been avoided simply by putting on sunglasses while driving or riding, to shield away the blinding rays of the sun.

A natural born writer, Stacey Barton writes professionally and for fun across a wide range of niches with particular attention to how classic brands can continue to offer the same product for decades and somehow survive the turbulent and ever changing consumer market. 

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