Top five reasons for wearing sunglasses - starting from a young age

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Sunglasses For Sport Ltd, the specialist retailer of sports sunglasses and eyewear, say there are five very good reasons for wearing good quality sunglasses starting from a young age.

BASINGSTOKE, England, Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Sunglasses For Sport Ltd, the specialist retailer of sports

sunglasses and eyewear, say there are five very good reasons for wearing good quality sunglasses starting from a young age. Their top five reasons are:

1. Sun-related eye damage occurs in the early ages of childhood, particularly between the ages of three to 12 years old. UV damage is cumulative and irreversible so it's very important to protect children's eyes as early as possible.

2. 90 percent of all skin cancers occur above the neck and up to 10 percent of all skin cancers occur on the eyelids. Wearing sunglasses with 100% protection from UVR will not only protect your eyes but also the skin around them.

3. Cataract surgery is the most common operation carried out by the NHS with 400,000 such operations every year. Wearing sunglasses, especially from a young age, will limit the progression of this ailment that can ultimately lead to blindness.

4. In the UK about 70,000 new cases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are reported every year. AMD causes progressive deterioration of the central area of the retina and according to the RNIB, it's by far the leading cause of blindness in adults in the UK. The simple precaution of wearing sunglasses with a UV filter will help prevent AMD later in life.

5. They help keep a youthful appearance – wearing sunglasses will prevent squinting and stop wrinkles and crow's feet from developing around the eyes.

Most optometrists recommend wearing sunglasses anytime you are outdoors, particularly in the summer, when the level of UV radiation is triple that of other times of the year. Sunglasses For Sport say that when choosing sunglasses make sure they are UV400 rated (this should be marked on the sunglasses, usually inside the temples) which means they will provide 100% protection from UVR. They also say that it's a myth that the darker the sunglasses the more protection you gain from UVR – the UV filter applied to the lenses is clear so even a very light-coloured lens can provide full UV protection if the eyewear is UV400 rated.

The Sunglasses For Sport website has a lot of advice about the benefits of wearing sunglasses including sunglasses for children, use in high glare conditions and at high altitude. Find out more at:

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Notes to editors Since launching in June 2007 with just a few dozen models from a limited range of brands Sunglasses for Sport has grown to become one of the UK's leading online stores for sports sunglasses and sports eyewear. The site now boasts 20 brands including Oakley, Bollé, Bloc, Cebe, Eyelevel, Sunwise and Serengeti along with its Evolution own-label brand specially made for the company. Sports enthusiasts really are spoilt for choice with over 1000 models available including around 200 polarised models. Prices range from £8.95 to £570 but there are dozens of options at under £20.


SOURCE Sunglasses For Sport Ltd

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