By Eyecare NG

Did you know that wearing sunglasses without Ultraviolet (UV) protection can do more harm than good?

When you are under the sun, naturally, you are forced to squint, your pupils constrict and reduce the amount of light that gets into your eyes. When you wear sunglasses, your eyes react the same way they would if you entered a dark room. Your pupils dilate, letting in more light into your eyes.

UV rays from the sun are harmful to the eyes. Prolonged exposure to these rays increases your chances of developing eye problems like cataract, photokeratitis, macular degeneration, and pterygium. Sunglasses with UV protection filter out these harmful rays from the sun.

When you wear sunglasses without UV protection, your exposure to UV rays increases beyond what it would be without you putting on the glasses at all.

So, if you wear sunglasses to look cool, reduce glare or to keep you from squinting under the sun, remember that they are more than a fashion statement. They can either do more harm or good to your eyes depending on the type you wear.

Get sunglasses with UV protection today to keep your eyes safe!

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