Sunglasses are often associated with beach holidays, summer walks or simple fashion accessories. Sunglasses are more than that and have an important role in protecting against harmful rays of light but also against possible dangers that can affect the eyes.
Sunglasses protect you from UV rays
The negative effect of UV rays on the health of our eyesight is felt both on a day at the beach and a day on the slopes. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is extremely dangerous to the eyes because it affects the retina, which causes the development of various eye conditions, such as cataracts.
Therefore, it is necessary to always wear sunglasses. Not only do they protect you from premature ageing, but they can also help prevent the formation of unsightly wrinkles on the sensitive skin around the eyes, which can happen just as well in winter.
In addition, you must keep in mind that the distance from the sun to the ground is shorter in winter than the rest of the year, which increases the degree of danger of UV rays to eye health.
Sunglasses act as a shield against strong winds
Cold and intense wind gusts are another factor that can damage the health of your eyesight. Sunglasses lenses act as a barrier that protects the eyeball from strong winds. Direct contact of the wind with the eyes causes the substances that moisturize the eyes to evaporate, thus causing dry eye syndrome. Also, if you wear contact lenses, wear sunglasses when you go outside in the cold wind in winter because they prevent the lenses from drying out.
At the same time, the air that is moved in gusts of wind contains many particles harmful to the eyes, such as dust or sand. Therefore, consider sunglasses a mandatory accessory whenever you work outside, in the cold season and beyond.
Our eyes need special care when recovering from a surgery
Some of us choose to resort to surgery to combat visual impairments, to see without the help of glasses or contact lenses. A common operation is LASIK. The correction is made with a special laser that reshapes the cornea in order to change the focusing power.
Over time, your eyesight will improve. So it is possible to return to work in a few days after the operation and return to your daily routine. Patients may experience discomfort in the early days, such as mild irritation and sensitivity to light, halos, glare, or annoying light effects in low light environments.
In most cases, these problems are temporary and disappear completely in three to six months. During this time, the eyes must be strictly protected from sunlight, dirt and weather influences. The best way to do this is to wear high-quality sunglasses.
Reduces eye pain and headaches
Sunglasses are a necessity even in winter, and their lack, especially when the snow is all around us, can cause serious eye problems. The most sensitive are light-colored eyes, but even brown or black eyes do not fully protect us. In addition, the skin around the eyes is exposed to skin cancer, so it is important that, even in winter, we use sunscreen.
Dry air in winter is a phenomenon that affects each of us. We have learned that lip balm and hand cream are necessary to keep our skin hydrated every time we leave the house. Sometimes we forget that our eyes also need hydration. When the eyes are exposed directly to sunlight, they become tired and often cause headaches.
In the human eye, the pupil is the leader – it controls how much light enters the retina behind the eye. The retina is very sensitive and when the light is very strong, the pupil cannot cope. At the same time, because in such a light we usually close our eyes halfway, this process causes even more light to enter the pupil and cause eye and headaches. Sunglasses can protect us very well in these situations, so don’t forget to take them with you, along with your lip balm and hand cream!