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April 25, 2016
Dr. Jeff Brewer
Tinted lenses dilate our pupils, and not all sunglasses filter-out damaging UVA and UVB radiation from the sun.
A child’s pupils are larger than an adult’s, so more of the damaging UV radiation passes through to their retina.
Wearing sunglasses that don’t protect properly can do more harm than not wearing any protection at all!
For proper protection, lenses must block at least 60% of UVA and 70% of UVB radiation.
Anti-glare treatment provides clearer vision, and protects the skin around our eyes from reflective burn.
Polarized isn’t always the better option; one polarized pair plus one non polarized pair may be needed.
Lens color makes a difference…specific activities are more likely to be enjoyed/performed when choosing grey, bronze, rose, or green
Frame durability, impact tested lenses, and warranty are what separate “premium” from “bargain” sunglasses.
Comfort and fit matters. If too loose, sunglasses slide down too easily; if too tight, headaches can be caused.
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