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Debunking 10 Common Sunglass Myths


With the Spring of 2017 in full bloom and the Summer looming on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to pick up a new pair of sunglasses.

It is easy to forget that the most important job of our sunglasses is to protect our eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. So before you head out on your new quest to scoop up the latest designer frames or that new pair of colored reflective shades for the beach, you should take a moment to make sure that safety does not take a back seat to style.

Thankfully, it is pretty easy to find a pair of sunglasses that looks good and protects your eyes — no matter what your budget is.

So we’ve put together a quick quiz to help you debunking the 10 most common myths about sunglasses, to keep you in the know…

1) If you wear contact lenses with a UV blocker, you still need to wear sunglasses.
2) There is no reason to wear sunglasses on a cloudy day.
3) If you are a mountain dweller, you will likely be exposed to higher UV levels than if you live in the lowlands.
4) Only people with light-colored eyes need sunglasses; people with dark-colored eyes are naturally protected because they have more pigment in their eyes.
5) Sunglass lenses with dark tints are more protective against ultraviolet rays than those with light tints.
6) Brown-tinted sunglass lenses are best for letting you see colors as they really are.
7) If you're wearing high-quality sunglasses, it's OK to gaze at the sun.
8) Anti-reflective coating often is applied to the back surface of sunglass lenses to reduce glare caused by light reflecting into your eyes when the sun is behind you.
9) Sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB light rays are much more expensive than other sunglasses.
10) Children don't need to wear sunglasses, because their eyes are better able to withstand ultraviolet rays and glare than adult eyes are.


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