Sunglasses for the Sea and Mountains: How to Choose Them

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In addition to being trendy accessories with which to always feel fashionable, sunglasses are important tools for the protection of our eyes. Every year, millions of sunglasses are produced worldwide, meeting the growing global demand. Everyone has their own choice, based on their financial ability, their taste, their face shape, and many others. Classy products such as Versace sunglasses and eyeglasses, medium products, to cheap products that are usually sold on the streets…all have their market share.

Thanks to the use of specific lens filters these can reduce the eye’s exposure to the sun and prevent various ailments.

Why use sunglasses

Many people still think that sunglasses are only useful for fashion matters. But they are wrong because the main function of sunglasses is more inclined to health problems.  Despite the many benefits it brings to the body, the sun can sometimes be dangerous. The eyes, for example, are particularly sensitive to sunlight and, in the event of prolonged exposure without protection, they can suffer more or less serious damage.

Especially those with light eyes should always use sunglasses to minimize the onset of certain pathologies.

The sun’s rays can cause some ailments, such as:

  • keratoconjunctivitis, which is an inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva;
  • conjunctivitis;
  • dry eye syndrome;
  • age-related macular degeneration;
  • cataracts, due to more rapid aging of the lens.

How to choose the right sunglasses

Once you understand the importance of sunglasses, you need to understand which lenses are best suited to your eyes and your needs for use. You just need to read the following paragraphs!

Those who carry out particular activities, such as sports, for example, should pay attention to the type of glasses worn to have optimal comfort at any time.

In the presence of many reflections, as happens in the sea or on the snow, it is important to be able to use polarized lenses, which reduce glare making activities in such places more comfortable, while in cases where thermal changes are encountered, it can be useful wear goggles with anti-fog lenses.

Less comfortable in some ways, because they are more delicate, but at the same time ideal for reflecting a greater amount of light, mirror lenses can, on the other hand, be a fashionable but also very functional alternative to the sea or in the mountains.

How to protect glasses 

Glasses, especially if subjected to particular treatments, are very delicate and therefore require careful maintenance.

It is necessary to minimize the risks of scratches and contact with clothes, dust, sand, and so on, to ensure that their performance is always maximum.

Therefore, even for daily cleaning, it is always advisable to use running water and a clean microfibre cloth, avoiding toilet paper, handkerchiefs, kitchen paper, sweaters, and other materials that could irreparably damage them.

Finally, when not in use, the advice is always to put them in the appropriate case. Thank you for reading and we hope this article was helpful.

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