Keeping your eyes safe and your vision protected is of paramount importance – and safeguarding your eyes no longer means needing to compromise your style. We round up below the eyewear that fuses design with optimum safety functionality. So if you are wondering how to protect your eyes, while also stay stylish, we’ve got you covered.
Blue Light Glasses
Blue light glasses, also known as blue light blocking glasses, work by filtering blue light to prevent as much of it from reaching the eye. Blue light is emitted by digital devices and screens, and there is potentially a connection between an excess of blue light entering the eye and damage to the retina. Blue light has also been linked to eye strain and fatigue, as well as poor sleep quality.
Using blue-light-blocking lenses is often beneficial, in terms of comfort, for those who spend a long time in front of screens or mobile devices as part of their job. The reduction of glare and increase in screen clarity that these lenses offer is not undermined by aesthetic considerations, either: shop online for a wide range of stylish, on-trend women’s and men’s blue light glasses.
Prescription safety glasses incorporate features to protect the wearer’s eyes in a variety of work environments, including those that are dusty, hot, and could contain flying debris.
This type of eyewear is commonly manufactured in impact-resistant materials, with scratch-proof lenses, and side-shields for maximum protection; transparent frames are often incorporated into the design in order for the wearer to experience no disruption to their field of vision.
There are many types of safety eyewear available, with certain designs particularly useful for those in specific professions, such as engineers’ glasses, and glasses that have the capacity to withstand heat.
The aesthetic of safety glasses is now hugely improved, with sporty, contemporary styling now the design standard for this type of eyewear.
Sports glasses are a great choice to ensure maximum protection for your eyes if you’re regularly active. They are highly durable and scratch-resistant and are designed to offer high levels of comfort to the wearer.
Most sports eyewear is lightweight, features UV protection and anti-fog technology, with some designs also allowing for replacement lenses. The huge range of sports glasses available means that you can find a pair perfectly tailored to a specific activity: for example, keen mountain bikers might want to opt for a pair designed to fit snugly and comfortably to the face and which can withstand an impact. If your chosen recreation centers around the beach and the ocean, you may want to consider eyewear that is specifically tailored to protect eyes from the wind and sand, filter out glare, and is polarized.
For those that enjoy a range of different sports activities, sports frames are available that come with a number of interchangeable lenses, each offering maximum functionality in different environments. This is a great choice for those who prefer not to have multiple pairs of specs, but don’t want to compromise on the performance of their eyewear.
Prescription customizable swimming goggles and diving masks are on the market, too, so whatever your sport of choice, there’s a range of options for you.
Your run-of-the-mill, garden variety sunglasses are, in fact, your greatest friend when it comes to protecting your eyes from damage. Good quality shades protect your eyes from UV light; this protection helps to guard against macular degeneration, cataracts, and damage to the cornea, lens, and retina.
Choosing the right pair of sunglasses is vital to gain the maximum benefit: the first thing to look for is a UV coating on the eyewear, and that they are labeled as having ‘100% UV Protection.’ Next: think big. The larger the frames, the more protection you are getting, both for your eyes and the delicate skin around them. Wraparound styles are a great option, especially as they serve to shield eyes from the drying effects of the wind, too.
You may also want to consider eyewear that features an anti-reflective coating, which can reduce the risk of eye strain, and make driving much more comfortable.
Protection From Dry Eyes And Hayfever
Dry eyes are a common complaint and are often linked to spending long periods in front of a screen, or to exposure to the outside elements. Wraparound style glasses incorporating discreet eyecups are now on the market to protect the wearer from dry or watery eyes – the cup acts as a moisture chamber to prevent the eyes from becoming dry and irritated. This type of eyewear also acts as an effective barrier to hay-fever inducing pollen, and so can result in a significant reduction in the symptoms associated with this allergy.
Choosing The Right Protection
With a myriad of options available, finding the perfect eyewear for your specific lifestyle is easy; choose from glasses to protect you whilst participating in your favorite sport, to provide you with maximum comfort in front of your screen, or to relieve the symptoms of hayfever. And don’t forget to pick out a killer pair of shades, too.
With prices ranging from designer to budget, and on-trend styles now coming as standard, opting for multiple pairs needn’t break the bank or your fashion credentials, either.