Everyone enjoys a good pair of sunglasses… So why not put on your best shades and make some waves at the pool, beach, or just walking down the street? Make sure to put on some sunglasses and celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27!
National Sunglasses Day
What are polarized sunglasses?
Light vibrates because it travels in waves. Light normally vibrates in multiple directions. When light bounces off a horizontal surface, such as snow, water, or a car’s roof, it vibrates only in one direction, horizontally. This is known as polarization. Because the light only vibrates in one direction, it becomes concentrated, directly striking the eye. This concentrated light is referred to as “glare.” However, there is a difference between polarized and non-polarized sun glasses.
Non-polarized sunglasses are intended to reduce the intensity of any light source. If your lenses provide UV protection, they most likely contain special dyes and pigments that absorb ultraviolet rays and keep them from reaching your eyes. However, regardless of which direction the light vibrates, this technology works the same way for all types of sunlight. As a result, glare will continue to penetrate your eyes with greater intensity than other light, impairing your vision.
Polarized lenses, on the other hand, are treated with a special chemical to filter light. The molecules of the chemical are precisely aligned to prevent some of the light from passing through the lens. Consider it a mini-blind that hangs in front of a window. Only light passing through the blind’s openings is visible. Polarized lenses will not provide any more UV protection to your eyes than standard 100 percent UV lenses. They can, however, provide clearer, more accurate vision and reduce eye strain. Consider investing in polarized sunglasses if you find yourself squinting a lot, even when wearing sunglasses. Benefits of polarized lenses over non-polarized lenses include: improved clarity, glare reduction and fatigue avoidance.
Benefits of sunglasses
There are numerous benefits of wearing sunglasses 365 days a year, rain or shine. Because the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays are present in our atmosphere on a daily basis, protecting your eyes from those rays is a top priority. Here are some reasons why you should wear your sunglasses more often:
- They protect your eyes from UV rays and other environmental factors.
- Assist your “future self” in avoiding sun-related eye disease.
- Improved vision for seeing your best outside.
- Be safer by seeing better.
- Headaches and migraines can be avoided by wearing them.
National sunglasses day events
- Buy yourself a new pair! Get yourself that pair you’ve been eyeing, or one you didn’t have before today. Find your next favorite pair of glasses online, in a convenience store, or even in a corner store. Whether you’ve been meaning to buy those super expensive Maui Jim’s or just pick up a pair of $5 sunglasses from the corner store, you’ll be doing yourself a favor and looking cool. According to one of the top San Diego Public Relations Firms, only 40% of Americans wear sunglasses for their eye-protective properties.
- Wear your favorite pair with your outfit. Choose your favorite pair and dress in an outfit that complements your sunglasses! Can you make an entire outfit out of the colors you choose? Are your frames purple, and do you have a matching purple shirt to go with them? Why not match your purple socks? You already know you want to.
- Purchase a pair to give to a friend. Few $5 gifts are as useful or entertaining as a pair of sunglasses for your best friend. Get yourself some bestie-matching sunglasses. They’ll love it, and you can match for at least one day! Share your selfie with your sunglass bestie on social media!
Why do we enjoy national sunglasses day?
They make you appear attractive. No, science has proven that wearing sunglasses makes us appear more attractive. There are several reasons for this. 1) To conceal and provide symmetry to your face. Sunglasses hide the fact that no face is perfectly symmetrical! 2) They add mystery: when you can’t see someone’s eye movements, they appear more mysterious and mysterious. 3) the historical link between glamor and movie stars, who used sunglasses to avoid paparazzi in the 1950s. They safeguard your vision. You don’t have to buy the most expensive glasses to get the best UVA and UVB protection; even the cheap ones from the grocery store spinning racks will do you a world of good! Even if the sun does not cause eye strain, UV rays, if exposed to them frequently, can cause photokeratitis, pingueculae, and permanent retinal damage. Look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB light. This includes UV 400 filters, which block all light rays with wavelengths up to 400 nanometers. Don’t worry, they’re not difficult to find.
Besides other benefits of sunglasses, they help you avoid wrinkles. Sunglasses aid in wrinkle prevention in two ways. 1) They keep your eyes relaxed and prevent squinting, which helps prevent crow’s feet wrinkles at the corners of your eyes; and 2) they prevent harmful skin-damaging and cancer-causing UV rays from reaching the sensitive skin around our eyes. Wear sunglasses for both health and fashion. Double victory!
Facts about sunglasses
Long days, warm nights, and cool shades! Summer is a popular time to wear best designer sunglasses because the sun’s rays are much stronger, giving us more reason to wear them for extended periods of time. They shield our eyes from harmful UVA and UVB rays while also making a stylish fashion statement. But there are a lot of facts about sunglasses that most of us aren’t aware of. After all, if glasses are an ancient invention, sunglasses must be as well. And how exactly do they work? Here are few interesting facts about sunglasses for you to consider!
- The Chinese were the first to invent sunglasses. They used the tinted material to block the sun’s rays back in the 1100s. They’d also use them in court to mask their expressions, making them harder to decipher. However, the concept is much older than this.
- Sunglasses can sometimes make it difficult to read LCD or LED screens. These include televisions, cell phones, and some electronic bulletin boards. Because the light is absorbed by the lenses rather than passing through to our eyes, the polarization on the lenses makes it more difficult for our eyes to see the screen. If you have difficulty reading on a screen while wearing sunglasses, the best solution is to remove them!
- 2,000 years ago, sunglasses were “invented.” Snow goggles were made by the Inuit (Eskimos) from animal bone, leather, and wood. There were tiny slits that let in just a sliver of light. This effectively blocked out the blinding glare of sunlight reflected off the snow.
- The majority of sunglasses are polarized. What does this mean exactly? Polarized lenses, on the other hand, contain a filter that concentrates the light that enters our eyes. That’s why it appears darker when we wear them. Because the light is not reaching our eyes, there is less glare and fewer intense rays.
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