The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., but that’s not the only time UV rays can affect your eyes. Also, most people think that they’re at risk only when they’re outside on a sunny day, but UV light can go right through clouds, so it doesn’t matter if the sky is overcast. Look for sunglasses that protect you from 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB light. This includes those labeled as “UV 400,” which blocks all light rays .

Key Takeaways:

  • Studies have shown that excessive sunlight and lead to cataracts and mucular degeneration. Therefore, it is important to protect your eyes.
  • Darker lensed eyeglasses are not necessarily better at blocking the sun’s uv rays,so choose lenses that enable you to see clearly.
  • Photocromic lenses are also very helpful as they change color depending upon the amount of sunlight as well as temperature level. This effectively enables better protection in colder weather though.

“Orange-amber is the best and most effective color by far. Orange-amber lenses will block out 100 percent blue light. This is the best choice for patients with macular degeneration and cataracts.”

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