For Day 303: Maintaining and Guarding Your Eye Sight from Destructive Rays from the Sun

Sight is so important to me.  Like most of the population, I learn primarily through eyesight. So protecting my eyes has been very important.  From Google:

“Approximately 65 percent of the population are visual learners,… Visual learners are often called spatial learners and, unsurprisingly, learn and remember best through visual communication. Aug 1, 2017”

Certainly with what I know now I would have worn sunglasses more often through the years.  I went through a phase where I thought sunglasses were pretentious and too dramatic. And I’m sure I did my eyes no service with that erroneous belief. Luckily and blessedly it seems that I have not done serious long-term damage.  

These days I wear sunglasses often.  Please remember also that children need to wear sunglasses.  

Here is sound advice from this link:

  • Choose sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB light.You don’t have to pay a premium — UV protection is available in all price ranges. “There are a bunch out there. You want to buy them from a reputable manufacturer,” Dr. Singh says. Choose the highest level UVA/UVB protection you can find. He says that it will say what level of UVA and UVB protection you would have on the sticker or printed right on the tag.
  • Select amber or brown lenses if you have macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. These colors enhance contrast, which can help you see better. But a high UV rating is more important than lens color if you have to choose, he says.

These days I find choosing dramatic and a bit eccentric sunglasses a fun activity that adds to my feeling of vitality.

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