Everyone knows the importance of wearing sunglasses to protect vision from harmful UV rays; however, not everyone knows how to pick the best sunglasses. To keep your vision and eyes safe, make sure to choose sunglasses that will provide the greatest amount of protection.
One of the biggest misconceptions about sunglasses is that darker lenses provide more protection—but that’s not true. If the lenses aren’t manufactured correctly, they could be dark but provide little UV protection. Unfortunately, the only way to know the UV protection level is to go by the label. You’ll want to buy your sunglasses from a reputable retailer and look for sunglasses that block 99% – 100% of UV rays or UV absorption up to 400 nm.
The best sunglasses for UV protection will also have the ability to apply additional lens coatings. Polarized lenses are a good option for driving and boating as they can help cut the reflected glare. A number of accidents occur because of the sun reflecting off a car’s dash—causing the driver to squint or be temporarily blinded.
It’s important to choose the best sunglasses and Hakim Optical can help you choose the right pair. Our stores have a vast selection of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses that can help block harmful UV rays. Every store has a licensed optician on staff to help you pick out the right frames and make expert adjustments.