When to wear sunglasses in summer
People are increasingly turning to sunglasses for light pollution and reducing the risk of eye diseases, according to a study published in the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
While sunglasses are often considered a luxury item, many people are also looking to reduce their exposure to UV light, especially when it is coming from outside.
The study analyzed data from more than 1,500 people in the United States, Germany and France who wore glasses for at least one day during the summer of 2017.
The participants wore sunglasses that were rated by researchers as either comfortable or uncomfortable.
Researchers compared those ratings to the people’s actual light exposure.
People who wore sunglasses rated the glasses as more comfortable and more comfortable than those who didn’t.
The research team also measured how much sun exposure they experienced each day using a camera.
The average light exposure was more than three times higher than that of those who did not wear sunglasses.
This difference could be explained by the fact that people who wear sunglasses spend more time outdoors.
The glasses themselves are usually made from glass, which absorbs UV rays better than other materials.
It’s important to realize that sunglasses are a “smart” item that can help prevent or treat the common causes of eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration and age-associated macular edema, the study authors write.
“Our findings demonstrate that sunglasses reduce risk for the most common causes and may help reduce the prevalence of the common macular neovascularization (AMD) in young people,” the authors write in the study.
“The potential benefits of glasses are obvious and could potentially reduce the health risks of sun exposure and eye disease.”
The researchers also found that wearing sunglasses is associated with reduced risk of a variety of other eye diseases and conditions, including macular atrophy, which is the buildup of scar tissue in the outer layers of the retina.
“This is a huge area of research in the eye, which will need to be further explored in future studies,” study researcher Dr. Daniela Pinto of the University of Southern California said in a press release.
“It’s important that people understand the benefits of sunglasses and wear them responsibly, even if they don’t need them.”