Q: Does the darkness of the lenses equate to higher UV protection?
A: No. However, 39.4% of American adults believe it does. Dark lenses without adequate UV protection can be worse than wearing no sunglasses at all because they cause the eye’s pupil to dilate, which then increases retinal exposure to unfiltered UV.
Q: Do all sunglasses offer UVA/UVB protection?
A: No. Since shielding the eyes from damaging radiation is crucial, it is imperative to look for a label, sticker or tag indicating UV protection before purchasing a pair of sunglasses.
Q: When do UV rays affect the eyes?
A: UV radiation exists year-round, so despite the season or weather. So it is important to wear proper eye and skin protection while outside during daylight hours.
Q: What should be considered when purchasing a pair of sunglasses?
A: Protection, daily activities, comfort and personal style.