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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUNGLASSES

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- You might think of eye problems[1] like cataracts[2] as signs of old age, but one step you can take now will protect your vision for the future -- and you can do it with style.

We're talking about sunglasses[3].

Your eyes need to be protected from the dangers of UV light the same way your skin does. And just like your skin, it's protection you need every day, not just when you're at the beach.

Eye doctors recommend wearing your shades anytime you're outside, although they are extra important in summer and in winter on snowy terrain and at high altitudes. They're also a must any time you're on medication that increases sun sensitivity.

Style aside, the most effective are large wraparound sunglasses that absorb 100 percent of UV rays, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

For durability and the best visibility, look for scratch-resistant polycarbonate plastic. Polarized lenses will help reduce brightness and glare for better ...

News source: MedicineNet

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