Hanging out at the beach during a hot summer day can be as fun as it is relaxing. Unfortunately, it can also be quite dangerous — and not just because of the riptide. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can not only damage your skin but can cause some serious problems to your eyes.
There are three types of UV light: UV-C is absorbed by the ozone layer, but UV-A and UV-B radiation are very harmful to the eyes. These rays can cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and other serious health concerns.
Here are some great tips for protecting your eyes from the sun and its dangerous UV rays:
- Rock Oakley replacement lenses with polarized protection — Polaroid sunglasses have been offering protection from the sun’s UV rays since 1936. Before then, tinted sunglasses were used but only reduced the glare of sunlight exposure to the eye. With polarized and photochromic lenses, you’ll be able to walk around outdoors on those hot, bright summer days — free from dangerous UV exposure to your eyes.
- Be extra cautious during strongest hours — The sun’s rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. so it’s important to either wear proper sunglasses with polarized lenses or remain indoors during this timeframe.
- Don’t forget your hat — Though polarized Oakley replacement lenses are recommended and needed to combat the sun’s UV rays, they can’t offer 100% protection. A hat can provide much more protection from the sun’s harmful rays and also reduce eyestrain from glare while outdoors.
- Take better care of your eyes throughout the day — It’s important to take excellent care of your eyes not only when you’re outside underneath the beating sun, but all the time, as well. Try not to stare at a laptop, TV, or cell phone screen for too long; make sure you have quality lighting inside your home, and don’t rub your eyes all that much.
If you want to learn more about keeping your eyes safe from the sun and want to check out quality Oakley replacement lenses equipped with anti glare technology, give Galaxy Lense a call today!