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Sunglasses are more than just a fashion accessory, Their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. The effect of UV damages on the eyes includes:

  • Cataracts: A clouding of the lens that can blur vision.
  • Macular Degeneration: Retina damage that destroys central vision.
  • Pterygium: Growth over the eye surface that can alter the curve of the eyeball.
  • Skin Cancer: The skin is very sensitive to sunlight and 10% of skin cancers are found near the eyes.

When buying sunglasses always looks for ones that block 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation. Those that carry the UV label promise to protect your eyes.

But sunglasses offer more than just protection from UV light. They also protect from the wind, sand, dust and even snow.

Good lenses also mean you can enjoy the outdoors more, with clearer vision and sharper images.

Sunglasses can be stylish too, with plenty of designs to fit your face and lots of colours and styles for different occasions.

Our writers at AlphaSunglasses offer occasional articles with news and views on some of the sunglasses products we sell at AlphaSunglasses as well as general information on all things to do with designer sunglasses.

We hope you find something of interest and please contact us if you have views of your own to share.