Archive for January 2nd, 2014

Trading Up for Better Eye Health

Replacing sunglass lenses

I’ve always been a pretty major sunglass enthusiast, but I’m embarrassed to admit that my collection hasn’t always been the most health conscious one. It more closely resembled Elton John’s collection of 1000 fashion-conscious pairs than the stock at my opticians office. It wasn’t until I recently had a little bit of a cataract scare that I made a big change. UV rays, those invisible to the human eye, are very dangerous to vision health, aggravating eye growth and causing cataracts and macular degeneration.

As it turns out, however, there are sunglasses that can combat it. Polarized lenses diminish the glare of the sun, promoting clearer vision for outdoor sports and driving while protecting the eyes from harmful UV rays. I recently bought polarized replacement lenses for a few of my favorite pairs,

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