Cloos Guide: Reasons To Invest In A Pair Of Sunglasses In August
While sunglasses are often associated with warm summer weather, it's just as important to wear sunglasses during the Fall and Winter for optimal eye health. Just because the weather is getting colder, doesn't mean the sun's harmful rays hibernate. For that reason, we can't think of a better reason to invest in a pair of Cloos sunglasses in August, that will brighten up the coming fall months. Below, we give you the scientific proof for the importance of protecting your eyes from the sun all year round.
The location of the sun
What many people aren't aware of is the fact that the sun is lower on the horizon in autumn, winter and spring than in summer. Consequently, we get more damaging UV directly entering the eye. Importantly, 90% of UV radiation can penetrate clouds (so it’s not just on super bright days that we can be getting UV damage). The infographic below illustrates this seasonal difference.
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Doctors have found a direct correlation to long-term exposure to UV rays and the development of cataracts. While cataracts form as the eye ages, the development can rapidly be accelerated by unnecessary sun exposure. Sunglasses does not only protect against UV, but help protect the delicate tissue around the eye, which can cause premature lines and wrinkles.
Often, fall and winter months are plagued by wind and rainstorms. To help alleviate loss of eye moisture and help keep eyes comfortable, sunglasses can protect contact lenses from drying out, prevent particles from entering the eye and causing scratches; it also helps protect against injuries sustained from dust, wind and other forms of debris.
Reducing Eyestrain and Headaches
The eye's pupil is designed to restrict light, which is what makes it dilate. The larger the pupil, the darker the lighting conditions. In some extremely bright conditions, such as those where water or snow are reflecting twice the amount of light, the pupil is not able to constrict as much as needed. This causes the facial muscles to squint, which can ultimately cause eyestrain and headaches. To help control the amount of light that enters the eyes, it's best to wear sunglasses, as these help reduce the overall amount of light, which prevents eye fatigue.