Sunglasses are More Than a Fashion Statement
If you’re heading for the seashore, the mountains or the woods this Songkran, there’s one piece of health and safety equipment that you should make sure you bring along with you – your sunglasses.
You may consider them more of a fashion statement than a piece of health and safety equipment, but wearing sunglasses whenever you venture out into the sun when you’re young, can reduce some sun-related eyesight problems when you’re older.
The problem is that many people don’t see the need for wearing sunglasses so much as they see sunglasses as simply helpful when they’re around a lot of glare, like the glare off the water when they’re at the beach.
They don’t know about the medical problems that could be alleviated by wearing sunglasses throughout their life, particularly if they have an active outdoor lifestyle. They’ll be able to practice that lifestyle for many more years if they get in the habit of putting on a pair of sunglasses whenever it’s bright outside.
Guard Against UV Damage
More than just a fashion statement, a pair of sunglasses that protest against UV radiation can save your eyesight in later years. Research has shown that cataracts, pterygium, and macular degeneration can all be attributed to excessive exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays.
While these conditions rarely cause total blindness, having any of them can be difficult to handle if the condition is advanced. And the thing is, there’s really no reason why you should be subjected to the danger of having these conditions at all.
The next time you’re heading out for a day in the sun, do your future self a favour and put on a pair of sunglasses. You’ll give your eyes a break, and of course, you’ll look cool.