We all use our sunglasses in the summer. But autumn, winter, spring are coming … and our glasses are plunged into a deep lethargy at the bottom of a drawer. How is it possible? Don't our eyes, the most sensitive organs of the body, need protection all year round? certainly yes, and doing so has many advantages.
These are the top 8 reasons to wear sunglasses all year round.
1. Summer is ending, but UV radiation is not.
The sun is an inexhaustible source of light, heat … and other harmful radiation that reaches us: UV rays. These rays cause many problems in our skin and our eyes: wrinkles, burns, color changes and skin cancer, cataracts, AMD, pterygium … the list is long and not at all encouraging.
It is true that UV radiation rates are highest during the summer and it is also at that time when we usually spend more time outdoors: two of the factors that most influence the attack of sunlight on our eyes. But we must not forget that the sun is there all year round. And throughout the days of the year, the sun emits rays of light that are beneficial along with others that are harmful. The key is to take advantage of the benefits and protect ourselves against the harmful ones.
2. The sun is less intense, but it is more annoying
The sun makes a shorter arc path (we notice that the length of the days has decreased) and closer to the horizon. This means that it is usually more annoying than during the summer, when it is more vertical, and that it is blinding since it reflects and bounces more off horizontal surfaces and penetrates more into the eye.
3. Greater safety at the wheel all year round
Related to the previous point, the sun is now more annoying and disabling when we are behind the wheel. Many people drive to work, and while long journeys are more exhausting, it is short journeys that have proven to be the most dangerous. A good Ray ban sunglasses
increases vision, contrast, concentration and allows you to react more quickly to unexpected events on the road.
4. Screen effect against wind, cold and allergens
Sunglasses also provide protection against the wind and cold. They are also very useful for those who have some type of allergy, such as seasonal conjunctivitis that can occur at different times of the year.
5. Protect the skin around the eyes
UV radiation not only affects the eyeball, it also attacks the eyelids and the areas around the eyes. It makes the skin age faster and creates wrinkles, blemishes and other changes that can lead to skin cancer.
6. Help against dry eyes
Many days in winter the relative humidity of the air is lower than in summer. People who suffer from dry eyes have more symptoms of discomfort in this cold and dry environment. Furthermore, their condition can be exacerbated by heating, which also dries out the environment. Wearing sunglasses outdoors can alleviate these symptoms by helping to keep the eye moist.
7. Essential in winter sports
Winter sports are performed in conditions that are quite extreme for the eye and it is necessary to protect it adequately. Ice and snow reflect large amounts of radiation. Similarly, UV radiation increases by about 10% for every 1000 meters of altitude. Finally, the screen effect helps us to maintain the humidity of the eye and protects us as a shield from the particles (ice) in suspension.
8. Protection against impact
Not only in typical winter sports, in any sporting activity they represent a very important physical protection, in addition to their action as a filter.
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