The health of your eye is also an indicator of the health of the rest of your body. One of the largest contributors to aging is the process of oxidation. Unprotected sun exposure produces free radicals, as does pesticides, car exhaust, cigarette smoke and household cleaners.
According to Dr. Michael and Marc Rose, authors of Save Your Sight, “An imbalance between free radicals created by oxidation reactions and the antioxidants that neutralize them is one of the common threads of cause and effect this is woven through all the major eye diseases and nearly all of the disabilities and diseases we associate with aging.”
The retinal cells are very vulnerable to the damages of oxidization since they are exposed to ultraviolet light. That is why it is so important to protect our eyes with sunglasses that provide 100% UV-A and UV-B protection.
Blue Blocker Sunglasses
Blue light is especially damaging to the retina. Blue light waves are wavelengths from 400-500 nanometers and are the waves that give the sky its blue color.
Sunglasses that offer protection from blue light, like the Noir Blue light glasses glasses are beneficial. Glasses that are tinted orange or amber block blue light. Other colored tinted lenses lets part of the blue spectrum through. However, it is not recommended that you drive with blue light glasses.
These types of sunglasses also help reduce glare and do not make the world darker – so things do appear more visible because of the brightness.
They can be worn as:
1) wrap around glasses that fit over your regular glasses
2) regular frame style as your sunglasses
3) clip ons