The Importance of Full UVA/UVB Protection Sunglasses
Never Leave the House Without Sunglasses!
Whether you're searching for affordable women's sunglasses because you lost your favorite pair at the beach; or you're seriously researching reading sunglasses or sun bifocals because you're worried about your eye health, here are a few things to know.
Let’s talk a little bit about the science of UVA and UVB exposure. As you probably already know, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can harm your skin and potentially lead to skin cancer from overexposure. (Too little sun exposure can also be dangerous, believe it or not!) Sun overexposure can also injure the cornea and lens in your eye and elevate your risk of developing cataracts and macular degeneration – both of which can lead to blindness later in life. Ideally, you want sunglasses that provide full spectrum protection against UV radiation. For instance, your sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of all UVB and UVA rays. The American National Standards Institute has also issued blocking requirements (ANSI Z80.3) – your sunglasses should meet those as well. For extra protection against the smallest UV radiation, choose UV400 protection. You should also consider Investing in polarized lenses to reduce glare useful if you plan to spend a lot of time around reflective surfaces, such as pools, lakes or snowcapped mountains. Polarized sunglasses also help you to see clearer when in the sun for those not needing reading sunglasses.
If you're a hardcore sports fanatic, consider investing in polycarbonate lenses, which provide some degree of impact protection. Other specialty lenses include: bluelight locking lenses (good for helping you see long distances), photochromic lenses (which change the available light your eyes take in), and mirror-coated lenses (which reduce the visible light that enters your eyes). All of our non-bifocal sunglasses feature polarized polycarbonate lenses and full UVA/UVB protection, so your eyes are fully protected from the sun! Our bifocal sunglasses offer full UVA/UVB protection as well, but feature AR coated polycarbonate lenses.
Affordable, Designer Inspired Sunglasses and Reading Glasses
For an easy sunglass shopping experience, visit the I Heart Eyewear website today! Our navigation allows you to search and sort by type, shape/style, and color/pattern. With all of our eyewear priced below $25, you’ll find stylish, designer-inspired eyeglass frames that fit any budget. After all, you can never have too many pairs of shades.