The Benefits of Sunglasses to Protect Against Sun Damage

Sun Glasses for Summer

So, the sun has finally decided to shine, and now that summer is upon us, we can look forward to at least a few weeks of better weather. Many of us will be holidaying in the UK this year. So some hot sunny weather will be a treat.

We have noticed a lot of people have experienced difficulties with their eyesight during lockdown. After seeing a consultant and receiving treatment, they were all advised to purchase a good quality pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes against damage from the sun.

The sun can cause so much damage to our eyes. But for some reason, not many people take this seriously in the UK. We get reminded about the importance of protecting our skin against the harmful rays of the sun. But very little has been effectively communicated about sunshine and eyewear protection. Most of us remember to pack our sunnies, as we pack our suitcases to travel abroad. But only a few people get into the habit of wearing sunglasses.

Sunglasses can protect against eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Overexposure to UV rays emitted from the sun can contribute to these common eye conditions. Macular degeneration can also be accelerated by overexposure to the sun.

But it’s not just during the sunnier summer months that we need to wear sunglasses. A good pair of sunglasses will protect you from all the elements. The glare from snow can burn the cornea, damaging the eye and causing snow blindness. Sand, wind and dust can get into our eyes. Irritation and tiny scratches over the surface of the eyes can cause permanent damage. Sunglasses are a great way to help protect our eyes from these elements.

Sunglasses help us to see better in bright sunlight as they cut down on glare, so we don’t have to squint when we’re outside on a sunny day. Less squinting will help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, always a bonus! Wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes from the elements and the sun’s harmful rays is also important if you are recovering from eye procedures. The protection they offer will aid the healing process.

There are many benefits to wearing sun protection. Sunglasses will reduce eye strain and fatigue. It can also help to reduce headaches and migraines, which bright light can trigger. And let’s not forget, we all look good in a stylish pair of sunglasses!

When choosing a fabulous pair of sunglasses that we look and feel good in, always opt for a high-quality lens in the eyewear. The lenses should offer 100% UVA and UVB protection which are the types of ultraviolet rays that causes damage. Polarized lenses help to reduce glare and are especially beneficial around water or in snow conditions.

Here at Respectacle Company, we have a wide range of sunglasses to choose from, whether it’s for wearing day to day, lounging by the pool or reading on the beach. We also have sunglasses to wear for a specific sporting activity. Best of all, we have two great offers you can take advantage of if you are looking for new glasses or sunglasses.

We are offering 30% off a second pair, so if you want a new pair of spectacles and want to treat yourself to a stylish pair of sunnies too, you can grab a bargain. If you want a new pair of sunnies, you can get single vision prescription sunglasses for just the cost of the sunglasses frame. The offer includes prescription lenses for free.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about our offers. Terms and Conditions will apply. Give Respectacle Company a call on 01858 433577 and speak to one of our friendly team.


Further reading:

Tips to help you pick the perfect sunglasses this summer

Get 30% off a second pair of spectacles or sunglasses

Make a statement whilst looking after your health