What to Look for in Sunglasses

By: Ali Gorman
By: Ali Gorman

The sun's ultraviolet rays can lead to burning or tearing of the eyes, and not to mention, wrinkles. Studies show overexposure can also lead to early development of cataracts or macular degeneration, which could lead to vision loss.

To protect your eyes, experts advise wearing sunglasses with at least 98 percent UV protection. Optometrists also say that UV protection, along with sunglasses that are polarized, are best for water sports or driving.

"Sunglass Shack" owner Keith Bailey says there are even lenses that may help your golf game. And while optometrist Dr. Estes says you do get what you pay for, you can still get good quality sunglasses for less than $20.


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