What is the reason you wear sunglasses?

According to research, 90% of people do believe that protecting your eyes is the most important factor for an overall good health. Still, most people who wear sunglasses do so to only reduce some of the sun's glare.

“There’s definitely a fashion element to sunglasses that people look for, but there are health benefits to wearing sunglasses as well,” says Elliot Levine, M.D., certified ophthalmologist.

There are plenty of reasons why you should wear sunglasses more often, not only in summer, but all year round. Keep reading and I'll tell you the top 5 reasons why you should remember to put on your sunglasses!

1. The Risk Of Sun-Related Health Problems

5 Reasons why you should wear sunglasses more often

Our eyes are super sensitive. Leaving them exposed to the sun can lead to several ailments. Some of these will irritate you or are a little bit painful, while others can be deadly serious. Most of them can be prevented easily. That's why it's very important to remember wearing high-quality sunglasses to keep you safe from the sun's damaging rays.

Let's begin with the definition of ''high-quality sunglasses''. When choosing your favourite pair of sunglasses, make sure to look for sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection. In this way you provide your eyes with full protection against the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays. If you want the best sunglasses possible, also make sure to look for polarized lenses. These will reduce glare and will improve your vision.

Great, we've covered the basics. Now let's take a look at health problems that a pair of ''high quality sunglasses'' can help protect against.

Skin cancer
Especially the skin around your eyes and your eyelids is sensitive to the sun's rays. According to research nearly 10% of skin cancers are found near the eyes. Wearing ''high-quality sunglasses'' does not only protect your eyes, but also your skin.

Pterygium
Also best know as surfer's eye, which is best described as growth on the eyeball itself. Mostly just painful and anoying and treated with eye drops, surgery and steroids.

Macular Degeneration
This condition makes part of the retina, the macula, deteriorate. Causing impaired vision and can most of the time lead to blindness. Wearing ''high-quality sunglasses'' may help to reduces the risks.

Cataracts & Glaucoma
Best described as cloudy areas on the eye's lens. Long term exposure to the sun's UV rays contributes to the forming of cataracts. Too much UV exposure may also lead to Glaucoma, which is also a serious eye condition that can result in blindness. Again, these ailments may be prevented by wearing sunglasses with complete UV protection.

2. Less Headaches & Migraines

Bright rays of sunlight can be a trigger for headaches and terrible migrains. Wearing a great pair of high-quality sunglasses will help to reduce the intensity and frequency of these painful moments. Even when you are blessed and have no headache or migrain symptoms, wearing high-quality sunglasses on a sunny day can help to keep your eyes fresh and reduce strain so you can enjoy your time out.

3. Protect Yourself Against The Elements

The sun is not the only element that can harm your precious eyes. Wind, snow, sand and dust can also harm your eyes in different ways.

Wind & Dust
Exposing your eyes to wind and dust can irritate and damage your eyes. It may not come as a suprise that wearing sunglasses is the best way to protect yourself from these harms.

Snow
Not the first thing you would think about. But snow can be really bad for your eyes. The light of the sun reflects on the white surface of snow and causes a condition called snow blindness, where glare from the sun may burn the cornea. Remember the next time you're skiing, climbing snowy mountains or just having fun in the snow, to wear sunglasses.

Sand
Sand in your eyes will most of the time be very painful and dangerous. The grains of sand can scratch your eyes and can cause irreversible damage. Wearing sunglasses may reduce the risk of getting grains of sand in your eyes.

4. Enjoy Nature More & See More Beauty

Protecting your health is super important, but there are more important reasons to wear sunglasses more often. If you like spending time outdoors, you can gain so much benefits from wearing your sunglasses.

Check out this comparison test. At the bottom you can look through polarized lenses. On the top you can look through basic non-polarized lenses. Polarized lenses have less glare, improved contrast and colors and give extra sharpness while looking through them.Polarized sunglasses lenses compared baliwood

 5. Sunglasses Make You Look More Stylish!

Time for some fun! Sunglasses come in many shapes, colors and styles. Finding one that you like is not that hard, since there are so many options. You can even mix and match different sunglasses for specific activities or clothing styles.

Tip for the ladies: we are in love with out Canggu sunglasses in Black.They are easy to combine with a wide range of clothing styles and will add that extra fashionable kick to your style.

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A great choice for men are the Jimbaran sunglasses. Easy to combine with a wide range of clothing styles and look amazing due to the acetate tip finish.

Look Great While Protecting Yourself And The Planet!

There you have it! These are the 5 top reasons to wear sunglasses more often. Ready to get yourself a pair of ''high-quality sunglasses''? Did you know that Baliwood Sunglasses exclusively makes your sunglasses with wood materials by hand? Also every purchase you'll make will plant trees where our planet needs it the most. You will not only be keeping your eyes healthy and safe, but also help our planet by not wearing plastic sunglasses. This all while you look great and have fun outdoors!