May 18, 2017

Most of us realize that UV rays from the sun are bad for our skin, but how many of us realize that they are just as bad for the eyes?

As you walk down the beach in the summer you’ll see a collage of sunglass-wearing patrons painting the sand splashed landscapes. Fashion accessory aside, most of these people are rocking those shades because they want to keep the sun out of their eyes. What they don’t realize, however, is just how dangerous it could be for their eyes if they weren’t wearing them.

UV blocking sunglasses are not just for keeping the glare out, they are to protect your eyes from various forms of long-term UV damage. This damage can cause a variety of issues including:

  • Cataracts: This is a clouding of the eye lens which in turn causes blurry vision. 20% of diagnosed cases are estimated to be caused by extended UV exposure.
  • Macular Degeneration: This results from damage to the retina, which then corrodes central vision. This type of damage is the leading cause responsible for blindness in the U.S.
  • Pterygium: This is a tissue growth over the whites of the eyes. This overgrowth can alter the curvature of the eyeball and cause astigmatism.

This is an important factor to keep in mind when you are purchasing sunglasses. You want to make sure they are UV blocking sunglasses that keep out both UVA and UVB radiation. This way you’ll make sure and keep your vision sharp and eyes nice and fresh for the long run!

Frame Crafters Sunglasses


At Frame Crafters, we believe in having our cake and eating it too. That’s why our selection of sunglasses are UV blocking and fashionable for summer. Take a look at our fantastic selection by clicking below!



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