Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunglasses are more than a Fashion Statement

Sunglasses aren’t just fashion accessories. They are a necessary protection for the eyes. Most consumers know about the danger of sun exposure to the skin, but many are unaware that the sun’s rays can damage the eyes. To correctly shield the eyes, the right type of sunglasses must be worn, especially since wearing the 
wrong type can cause more damage than not wearing glasses at all. 
The eyes are susceptible to being burned by sunrays. The cornea, lens, and retina are all vulnerable to overexposure of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Over time these UV rays—invisible to the human eye—can harm the eye if left unprotected. Workers who are heavily exposed to sunlight should protect their eyes with UVblocking sunglasses.Sunglasses help in two important ways. They filter light and protect the eyes from damaging UV rays. Long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to cataracts, macular degeneration, or skin cancer around the eyelids. Sunglasses should be worn outdoors to protect the eyes. 

Pictured Above:  Ranger Sporting Eyewear Collection:  XLW - yellow lenses

Choose Your Color Wisely
Different lens tints filter different wavelengths of light. Some may enhance or distort colors and affect contrast. Select tint based on need.
• Green—Allows true color perception and good contrast in bright light; reduces eyestrain in bright light.
• Gray—Allows true color perception, but does not enhance contrast; good for cycling or running.
• Brown—Good in hazy sun, enhances contrast; good for high-glare environments.
• Amber—Brightens cloudy, hazy, or foggy skies; excellent for contrast; minimizes eyestrain; distorts color (images look yellow-orange).
• Yellow—Improves contrast and depth perception in low light; good for overcast days.
• Red—Excellent depth perception in low light; contrast objects against blue or green backgrounds.
• Mirrored—Reflects high-intensity light to reduce glare; available in various colors.
Pictured Above:  Ranger Sporting Eyewear Collection:  XLW - Cable temples, yellow lenses

Do those sunglasses for specific sports really make a difference?
Yes. Sports eyewear in general tends to be safer than regular sunglasses because the lenses and frames are made of special materials that are unlikely to shatter if struck and can give you the benefits of both sunglasses and protective eyewear.
Also, certain lens colors in performance sunglasses can enhance your vision for certain sports; brown, for example, is popular with golfers because it provides nice contrast on those very green golf courses.
Randolph Eyewear is some of the best made eyewear on the market today.  Every pair is handmade in the USA using the best materials available.  Randolph gives a lifetime warranty on their solder joints, which means this may just be the last pair of sunglasses you will ever have to buy.  These glasses were first made to protect the eyes and increase visibility for air force pilots, and now they are available to the general public.  

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