Besides finding large, sunglass frames with polycarbonate lens from a reputable sunglasses retailer, proper knowledge of the weather can keep you safe this summer.
For those who love to chill on beaches and engage in water sports such as surfing, canoeing, or simply swimming in the ocean, you should invest in polarized sunglasses. This type of special lens have a chemical coating that have a glare blocking feature in addition to filtering out 100% of the UV radiation.
According to the World Health Organization, water reflects about 10% of the incident UV radiation and sand reflects around 15%. Don’t underestimate these added levels of UV radiation from reflective surfaces. Not only do polarized sunglasses block out the extra reflective UV rays, but they help you see more clearly. This is the same idea seen in LED desk lamps that reduce glare off surfaces, increasing reading clarity and work productivity.
Polarized sunglasses come with a higher price tag than their counterparts without this extra chemical film coating. However, the last thing you want to have when you return from a fabulous getaway trip in the summer is to have sunburn of the cornea.
While it’s true that clouds absorb UV, they don’t absorb enough to offer 100% protection from UV radiation. Don’t be tricked, always carry your sunglasses in your bag even if it looks overcast. Keep this in mind: overcast skies allow 31% transmission; broken clouds allow 73%; and scattered clouds allow for 89% UV to be transmitted. Also be care of the changeable weather could also affect your indoor lighting, especially in the UK. Clouds come and go, and the levels of lighting outside change too. Be sure to have a proper lighting, like a LED desk lamp on your work desk to offer constant and even illumination for your screens to balance the possible glare.
Last but not least, don’t stay in an air-conditioned room all day. Discomfort from dry eyes is easily solved by taking a break from the office and getting some fresh air outdoors. Just as the skin needs hydration, your eyes need to be hydrated too! Drink plenty of water, aiming for 2 liters a day in the summer time. Finally, wear wide-brimmed hats to shield away those piercing sun rays at the beach or whenever you find yourself squinting. Your hat will offer you extra protection, but you still need to keep those sunglasses on!
So next time you’re heading to the beach, remember to bring those polarized sunglasses for extra protection from reflective UV radiation and a wide-brimmed hat. Carry plenty of bottled water to keep hydrated from the heat. Don’t be fooled on cloudy days. It’s better to be safe than sorry! Have your sunglasses with you at all times especially when you’re outdoors for an extended period of time.