Why should you wear sunglasses?

Sunglasses improve your vision and relax eyestrain when in bright light conditions.  But just as importantly sunglasses protect your eyes.  High quality sunglasses have lenses that utilize the most recent developments in lens technology.  The newest high-tech material is very light in weight and much more impact resistant that materials previously used.  To be certain the lenses in the sunglasses you purchase have the safe impact resistance the center thicknesses should be at least 1.5mm.  A second way sunglasses protect your eyes is filtration of UV wavelengths.  UV wavelengths are just outside the visible spectrum for the human eye.  UV has been found to accelerate aging changes in the human eye such as cataracts and macular degeneration.  UV exposure can result in skin cancers and sunglasses that filter UV can protect the skin around the wearer’s eyes.  UV exposure can result in eye discomfort, as it will cause the eyes to dry and become red.

In short when selecting sunglasses make sure the lens thickness is 1.5mm or more and the lenses are also UV blocking to ensure that your money spent is resulting in state-of-the-art eye protection.


  • May 9, 2019 12:53 pm by Rick Williams

    I’ve been a user of Solar Bat Eyewear for a lot of years. By far the most comfortable glasses I’ve ever worn. Stylish, lightweight, lots of tint offerings, and great quality. I personally use the Rick a Clunn Series with mossback and the inverted gradient that allows me to use one pair of glasses and cover so many ranges based on the light and darker tint. Thanks to the adjustable nose piece and it’s make up you aren’t pushing these glasses up all day. The price point is extremely affordable making these glasses your first choice in top notch eyewear. I give Solar Bats a 5 star rating .

  • September 17, 2019 12:26 am by Linda Moggio

    I have been a tennis player for years and never used sunglasses. Because of that I developed a pinguecula (a fatty growth) on the sclera of one of my eyes due to excessive sun exposure. I had it surgically removed and have used sunglasses ever since and have not had a reoccurrence. I am ordering a pair of Solar Bats because they have a thickness at the top of the frame which prevents the sun from shining down between my brow and the top of the sunglasses. This not only increases protection from the sun but also eliminates glare and increases eye comfort. Never thought I could find that feature without using over-eyeglasses-sunglasses.

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