For many people has become strictly necessary to use sunscreen for the skin, we see many people buying sunscreen like if there was a nuclear war and how much cream they get to protect themselves from the sun. Although it’s true that ultraviolet rays are harmful to the skin, your eyes need protection too. The eyes, as many people claim, are the mirror of the soul and what more reason than to keep these mirrors healthy.
Exposure to the sun for a long time can cause serious damage to the layers that surround the eye, cornea, and even the lens. According to some studies, long-term exposure to the sun’s rays can lead to cataracts and is one of the factors that contribute to macular degeneration, which currently affects 29% of the population. That’s why we must be especially careful when choosing the right glasses.
Our children are also vulnerable to the sun’s rays because the lens is not fully developed and does not have the ability to filter out UV light during childhood. This is why it is good to protect them from the sunrays. We see the use of eyeglasses or sunglasses as more of an aesthetic than a health problem and we are in a very serious mistake, as the use of sunglasses should be one of the main reasons to protect our eyes from the much-feared ultraviolet rays.
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