Get Into Some Shades!

More than just a fashion statement, sunglasses are a prudent part of any Suddenly Solo’s wardrobe. Why? The ultraviolet light (in sunlight) can damage sensitive eyes . . . especially for those of us, “at a certain age!” Check to see if the lenses in your sunglasses block at least 95% of UVA and UVB rays which are the culprits when it comes to damage. Cataracts and eye irritation (keratitis) are linked to over exposure to the sun as well as contributing to some types of eye cancers. Don’t opt for “trendy” styles that may not do a good job of UV blocking . . . in fact, they can be even more harmful than no sunglasses at all since they allow more damaging rays into your eyes by making your irises open wider. And remember, UV rays are still present in cloudy weather and in cold weather too so wear your shades then as well!

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