Are Cheap Sunglasses Bad for Your Eyes?

High-quality sunglasses usually come with a high price tag. Finding inexpensive sunglasses that provide the same benefits as their counterparts can be difficult. Here are some eye care tips on what to look for when purchasing sunglasses.

Tip 1 – Find sunglasses that have 100% protection from UV rays. Quality sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Ultraviolet light damages the cornea and the retina. Good sunglasses can eliminate UV rays completely.

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Tip 2 – Check the optical quality of the sunglasses. The sunglasses may be clear the first time you try them on, but after wearing them for a full day, there may be strain on your eyes. This is due to the poor quality of the lenses. This can be due to  the lens material or the lenses warped in the frame.

Tip 3 – Look for sunglasses with impact resistance. Getting sunglasses that don’t meet the level of impact resistance for U.S. standards may be easy to break. Most lenses are now made of polycarbonate because they are more impact resistant than plastic or glass lenses. They also provide 100% protection from the harmful UV rays and are more lightweight.

Talk to your eye doctor before you commit to a pair of cheap sunglasses and keep these eye care tips in mind while shopping.

Book your appointment with your Valley Eyecare Center doctor. Call us at 602-955-2700 or schedule online today.

 

 

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