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Sunglasses should block 98 to 99% of UV rays

An approximate 40% of those that wear sunglasses in the U.S. wear them for health reasons.

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Washington Post [07/28/18, via Washington Post]
The Big Number: UV ratings for sunglasses Not only can the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays harm your skin, but they can damage your eyes as well. For protection, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology, wear sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Retailers say that  [...]

Coastal Living [07/25/18, via Coastal Living]
The Scary Reason Your Cheap Sunglasses Are Bad for Your Eyes "Certain inexpensive sunglasses may allow the harmful UV light to penetrate and expose the delicate structures of the eye." . "This requires them to be impact resistant, block 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB light and 75 to 100 percent of visible [...]

OutdoorHub [08/08/18, via OutdoorHub]
What To Look For In A Pair of Prescription Shooting Glasses It's responsible for both sunburn and eye damage, and in more extreme cases, it can result in eye cancer as well. You should look for a shooting glasses prescription that offers 99% UV radiation protection at the bare minimum, but a complete 100% would [...]

Gwinnettdailypost.com [07/17/18, via Gwinnettdailypost.com]
4 easy ways to protect your eyes this summer Follow the same guidelines as adult lenses and look for some that block at least 99 percent of UV light. Find some durable sunglasses that take a beating and consider a strap to help keep them on. Start your kids young so they get used to wearing [...]

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SPF 800: Evolve Shines A Light On Sunscreens | Eye On Annapolis - Eye On Annapolis

In the chart above, it’s easy to see that SPF 100 blocks out 99% of the rays while SPF blocks out 97%. SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburns, but not UVA rays, which are more closely... And notice that SPF 100 does not block 100%–none of them do. Evolve Medical Clinics is Annapolis’ highest rated urgent care and primary care. Evolve sees patients for only $95/visit and they provide all you may need for reimbursement. They also offer an amazing and affordable monthly membership for only $49/mo wherein members receive all their primary and urgent care either free or at heavily discounted prices. Members can also easily email or text their provider to get results or avoid visits when possible.

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Standard Optical: Tips for Healthy Eyes - KUTV 2News

Routine eye exams are important regardless of your age or your physical health. In addition to determining your prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses, your doctor will also check your eyes for common eye diseases, assess how your eyes work together as a team and evaluate your eyes as an indicator of your overall health. Eye doctors often are the first health care professionals to detect chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Many eye diseases and conditions are hereditary. Knowing this information will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy.

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[03/14/16, via Philstar]
Sunglasses anytime The website www.nei.nih.gov states that sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of ultraviolet radiation help to keep one's vision sharp and eyes healthy. On the other hand, the website www.foxnews.com reports of Dr. Kerry Beebe, O.D. of the Brainerd ... [...]

[03/01/16, via AOPA]
Pilot Briefing: Products The reading power of the diopter portion comes in 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5. (Prescription sunglasses can’t be sold over the counter ... of a mirror-like finish to prevent eye strain. Those are $99.95 each. There is one AV3 model for $79.95 that has a reduced ... [...]

[02/28/16, via MadeForMums]
Do babies need sunglasses? Don’t be tempted to pick up a cheap pair - your child needs to wear sunglasses with lenses that block out 99 per cent or more of the sun’s UV rays. Always check the label for the CE mark to show that they are made to an agreed European standard. [...]

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[02/24/16, via WRCB 3 Chattanooga]
New Venture In Brooklyn: Hand Carved Wood Sunglasses From Ukraine Don’t wear a brand. Wear Art. Technical details: All Hetmans sunglasses are UV 400 polarized Cost: $99. An Owensboro man was hospitalized after an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. It happened over the weekend at a Shell Gas Station. [...]

Five Reasons to Wear Sunglasses

They may be great fashion accessories but, more importantly, sunglasses are of extreme importance when it comes to maintaining good eye health.Dr. Kerry Beebe, O.D., gives his patients two reasons – health and comfort — when explaining why they should wear sunglasses.“From a health standpoint, you want to keep all ultraviolet light from getting into your eyes and onto the lids and the skin around them,” said Beebe, of the Brainerd Eye Care Center in Brainerd, Minn. “From a comfort standpoint,...

Eye Health: Choosing the right sunglasses matters

(Photo: © iStockphoto.com/Emrah Turudu.)Check the SpecsBy Molly Belmont/HealthyLifeFor many of us, shopping for sunglasses is about deciding which style looks best each season. Whether you hit the discount racks at the nearest drugstore or search for designer frames at a high-end boutique, you should know there’s more to sunglasses than meets the eye.We all know that the shrinking ozone layer can damage our skin, but did you know it also injures the eyes? Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can...

The Healthy Geezer: Sunglasses protect eyes from UV year round

By Fred Cicetti Q: There's a lot of snow where I live, and I know I should wear sunglasses to protect my eyes, but what should I look for when I buy them?A: This is a question with year-round relevance; the sun is around every day of the year.The most important feature in sunglasses is the ability to protect your eyes from invisible ultraviolet (UV) light, which also causes sunburn.Long-term exposure to the high-energy ultraviolet radiation in sunlight is linked to eye disease. Buy...