It's no secret that the sun's rays damage eyes including your cornea, eyelid, retina and your lens. All of these parts of your eye are important and deserve protection, but if you're a frequent user of reading glasses extra lens protection should be a priority for you.
Most people over the age of 40 who use readers do so because of a condition known as presbyopia. This condition is caused by your lens becoming rigid which makes it hard to focus your eyes and harder to accommodate near vision.
Even if you have more advanced vision problems and require bifocals you can still protect your eyes. Bifocal sunglasses are common and even available as polarized bifocal sunglasses.
Reader Sunglasses for Eye Health & Protection
If you're looking for ways to protect your vision and eye health, reader sunglasses are an optimal solution. Not only will you protect your lens from further damage, but you'll also help protect against skin cancer around your eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and pterygium.
Sunglasses aren't just for summer. You are exposed to UV light all year round regardless of whether it's sunny or cloudy. Did you know that light reflected from snow can actually burn your cornea? Protecting your eyes from UV light will be much easier with reading sunglasses that have both UVA and UVB protection.
Ultraviolet light isn't the only thing that reader sunglasses protects you from. Sand, dust, and wind can cause scratches, irritation, and other eye health problems. Choose a wraparound style or large frames to get maximum coverage against the elements.
Choosing Tint or Polarization in Mens Reader Sunglasses
A common question that comes up when men are searching for reading sunglasses is whether they should go for heavy tint or polarization. Many people think the level of tint in sunglasses is related to the effectiveness of sunglasses, but this is not true. Tin is purely for cosmetic purposes and the effectiveness is determined by the level of UV protection the lens are rated for. Ideally, look for 100 percent UV protection.
Polarization makes for a great cosmetic look, but it actually serves an additional purpose by reducing glare. So, if you're an avid outdoors man who spends time around reflective surfaces such as staring at the water while fishing or hiking through the snow, polarization is very important. Polarized reader sunglasses are the perfect way to enjoy outdoor hobbies and to achieve safer driving.