Do you trade in your prescription lenses for a pair of drug store sunglasses on days when the glare is bothering you? A new study by eyeglass lens maker Essilor of America finds that 20% of people will drive without any corrective eyewear on sunny days because they do not have prescription sunglasses. The source for this story, www.medicalnewstoday.com, goes on to describe the importance of polarized lenses, especially when driving in high-glare situations.
Protecting your eyes from the sun is a key part of our eye disease prevention protocol. Cataracts can be caused by exposure to sunlight, so always remember your sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection whenever outside in the sun.