The common perception is that people wear sunglasses to look stylish and trendy. However, wearing sunglasses can do more than make you look and feel fashionable. They can protect you from harsh natural elements that can cause long-term physical damage.
The benefits of sunglasses are many, but we’ll only list a few down here! Hare five reasons to prove that they are more than just a fashion accessory.
1. They help prevent wrinkles
Wearing sunglasses can help prevent crow’s feet and fine wrinkles around the eyes. Because the skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive, it is more susceptible to signs of aging than other areas of the skin. As you protect your skin with sunblock or by staying under a shade during hours of intense heat, you must also protect your eyes by wearing 100% UV protection sunglasses. You can read more on the causes of crow's feet around the eyes and how sunglasses can prevent it here.
2. They lessen the probability of glaucoma and cataracts
A cataract is the clouding of the eye's lens located between the pupil and the iris. A person affected by it may experience double vision, blurry vision, and sensitivity to glares. Often seen in older people, young people may incur this condition as well, especially if their eyes are overexposed to ultraviolet rays. Many studies show that chronic sunlight exposure can lead to cataracts in the eyes earlier in life, therefore eye doctors often reiterate the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes the sun’s harmful rays. Diabetics and individuals with eye injuries are at risk of having cataracts as well. Meanwhile, glaucoma is a hereditary condition that takes away one's peripheral vision, and sun exposure may also inflict this disease on affected parties.
3. They diminish the risk of macular degeneration
The macula is an area in the middle of your retina that can be degraded by extended exposure to the sun. Macular degeneration is a form of eye damage blurs what the individual sees in the middle of their field of vision, and wearing sunglasses, especially when you are staying outdoors, can help prevent this from happening.
4. They are a protection from the elements
Adventure seekers wear sunglasses to block their eyes from the blinding, irritating, and scratching effects of sand, wind, and dust. Wearing sunglasses can help prevent these fine particles and external elements from getting in the eyes. During winter, protection at the bottom of the eyes is also vital in preventing snow blindness, where the sun's glare can disrupt the cornea.
5. They offer overall eye protection
Whether you are driving or leisurely walking outside, be sure that you protect your eyes by using a pair of sunglasses. If possible, purchase wraparound sunglasses that provide a shield for your eyes from all sides. Ensure that your sunglasses provide an adequate protection with 100% UV protection lenses. You can also aim for a superior protection by choosing polarized sunglasses which helps eliminate reflective glare and enhance contrast, providing clearer vision and reducing eye strain.
Choosing the right sunglasses
Polarized sunglasses help by repelling the glare from the water, snow, and sand. This type of sunglasses is suitable for your time at the beach and when you go boating or skiing. Lenses of darker colours like brown or gray are perfect for everyday activities, while light-coloured and mirrored ones such as gold, silver, green and blue are ideal for snow sports like skiing and snowboarding.
Try out wooden sunglasses!
If style and protection are what you seek, why not try wooden sunglasses with polarized lenses? Look for handcrafted, eco-friendly wooden sunglasses that are made of high-quality natural wood and match them with any outfit. They are also more resistant to heat, which makes them perfect during fair weather. Choose sustainable fashion and high-quality protective sunglasses to feel better than ever!
These durable sunglasses also exude a natural and sophisticated look thanks to the wood’s varied tones, textures and beautiful tones. No two wooden sunglasses ever looking alike, you will be sure to feel unique wearing them. Did we also mention thst when you buy your wooden pair of sunglasses from our store specifically, you contribute to our cause for global reforestation by planting a tree?
YES THAT’S RIGHT! We plant a tree for every pair of wooden sunglasses sold! Buy a pair of Kraywoods wooden sunglasses now to protect your eyes with quality and fashion all while helping make the world a greener place!