Because of our outdoor lifestyle, year-round sunshine and altitude in Colorado, we potentially expose ourselves to more UV radiation than residents in other states. This is why it is important to consider having a separate pair of sunglasses for everyday use. Sunglasses with 100% UV protection will guard your eyes and your eyelids from the harmful effects of the sun. Sun damage can lead to cataracts, wrinkles and even skin cancer around your eyes.
Contact lens wearers are susceptible to UV exposure as well. Some contact lens brands provide limited UV protection, but most do not. If you wear contact lenses already, you should treat yourself to a great-looking pair of fashion sunglasses or performance sunglasses that fit your lifestyle and protect your eyes from the sun.
At Best In Sight, we carry a large assortment of sunglasses from fashion, sports (i.e. golf), prescription, performance (i.e. driving) and kid’s sunwear. It is especially important for children to protect their eyes from the sun as experts believe we get 80% of our lifetime UV radiation exposure by the time we are 18 years old.