How Do Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes?

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Sunglasses are for more than just looks. They can actually protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. But how, exactly, do sunglasses protect your eyes? Read on to learn more:

Mirror coating

Sunglasses have a mirror coating that helps reflect light away from your eyes. This helps to filter out sunlight and prevent it from reaching your eyes. As a result, you can avoid both eyestrain, eye fatigue, and squinting.

UV coating

In addition to mirror coating, high quality sunglasses also contain UV coting. While the mirror coating can reflect sunlight back, it may not filter out all of the UV rays that reach your eyes. By adding UV coating into the mix, your sunglasses can help block those harmful rays from damaging your eyes.

Anti-reflective coating

Anti-reflective (AR) coating creates a clearer image while you’re wearing your sunglasses. It does this by preventing light from reflecting off the back of your sunglasses. This ensures that you don’t see any annoying reflections as you’re wearing your sunglasses.

Polarized lenses

Not all sunglasses are polarized, but the best ones are. Polarized sunglasses offer the best protection all the while improving overall seeing ability. They reduce glare by blocking intense light and they enhance contrast to prevent eye strain. Polarized lenses are particularly helpful when you’re out on the water or snow where the reflected sunlight is even more intense.

Real Shades offers a wide variety of sunglasses to help you protect your eyes this year. We carry sunglasses for all ages. Take a look through our website or contact us today if you have further questions.

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