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There are two important things you should consider when finding the perfect pair of sunglasses, UV protection and the category of the sunglasses!   Sunlight contains ultraviolet rays that are harmful to our eyes and skin. You can read our article on UV400 protection here to learn more and also get tips on how you can check if your sunglasses have UV protection at home.   Another important factor to consider while buying sunglasses is the percentage of visible light transmission (VTL). The higher VLT percentage - the more light that comes through the lenses to your eye.   There...

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Sunglasses are not just a fashion accessory, they protect your eyes from that nasty ultraviolet light. You may not feel the damage from the UV light instantly, but not having eye protection in the summer with long periods of sunshine can cause sunburned eyes, cataracts, macular degeneration, and eye cancer. All of that is no bueno so make sure you protect those eyes of yours!   Some people believe that UV protection depends on the tint level of the glasses, the darker the glasses the better they protect against UV. However, that is not true. The degree of protection of...

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Sunny weather goes well with a quality pair of sunglasses! You probably know that shades with UV400 protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. However, what do we know about polarization? When a beam of light is reflected from a smooth surface, such as water or ice, it becomes polarized. Polarized light irritates the eyes and makes it hard to see clearly. When fishing - polarization is key because it cuts the glare from the water. For example, when fishing on a sunny day, you wouldn't see through the water. You would only see a reflection of the sun hitting...

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