How sunglasses protect your eyes

How sunglasses protect your eyes You wouldn’t go out in the baking sun without any clothes or suncream on. And yet, your eyes are up to ten times more sensitive to UV damage than your skin. It makes sense: eyes have to be one of the most visible parts of organisms in order for you to be able to see. If they were on the back of your knees and always covered up, then they may be safe from damage,…

Why are prescription sunglasses so expensive?

Why are prescription sunglasses so expensive? If it wasn’t bad enough that you have poor eyesight, you also have to pay for the privilege of wearing the clunky medical apparatus we call eyeglasses. But to rub it in even more, if you want to avoid headaches, eyestrain, UV damage, and generally bumping into things while protecting your eyes from the sun, you also have to dish out a fortune for prescription sunglasses. There’s no way around it. You can try wearing…

Time for new sunglasses

Time for new sunglasses Ever since I was four, and I was forced to wear the same blue navy sweater and same brown straight leg trousers as everyone else at school, I’ve despised being told what to wear. It’s not that I feel I should be able to express myself through my clothes, or even that I feel it’s an insult to my style. It’s just that generic, off-the-shelf clothing is so limited, ugly, and poorly designed that no one…

Choosing sunglasses that really do protect your eyes

Choosing sunglasses that really do protect your eyes Factor 50 suntan lotion, check. Towels, check. Hats, SPF lip balm, 100 percent UV protected clothing, bathing suits, and parasol, check, check, check. And don’t forget plenty of water, hydration salts, first aid kit, fruit, snacks, and last but not least, a pair of high-quality sunglasses. We associate all these things with a holiday abroad and a long, sizzling day at the beach. But really, many of them — okay, maybe not…