How to choose sunglasses ?

As part of National Sunglasses Day on June 27th, here are some quick tips to help you select your sun lenses whatever your age.

UV rays

Summer is on the way! It is important to equip yourself correctly to be protected from the dangers of the sun.

Summer time is synonymous with sun, ice-creams, rest, holidays, sunbathing and also, alas, exposure to UV rays. Wearing hats and staying in shaded areas help to reduce UV exposure but that is not enough! UV radiation is present all year-round so no matter the season or weather, it is affected by:

  • Geographic location,
  • Altitude,
  • Time of day,
  • Setting,
  • Ground type. 

UV rays can also reflect off a variety of surfaces. This reflected UV light is practically as damaging as direct UV.

Sunglasses are the best way to protect the eyes from harmful UV rays because they prevent the rays from reaching the eyes in the first place.

Are you aware?

The sun emits three kinds of ultraviolet radiation: UVA, UVB and UVC. While UVC is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere, UVB radiation is only partially blocked and can burn the skin and eyes. UVA rays are not filtered and cause the most damage to vision, according to the World Health Organization.

The various categories of sunglasses

To guide your purchase, there are five valid, internationally recognized standards for sunglasses (ISO 12312-1). 

Why is it necessary to have sunglasses?

Firstly, your pair of sunglasses will care for your eyes, sharpen your vision and ensure your eyes are safe so that you can enjoy your time in the sun!

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