A US hospital has stressed to people who wear contact lenses that their eyes still need protection from the sun.
In a statement from New York Presbyterian Hospital, Drs Stephen Trokel and Donald J D"Amico made the warning.
As well as the necessary shielding from the sun"s UV rays, the doctors explained that sunglasses could also protect contact lens wearers from having their eyes dried by warm summer winds.
Sunglasses that cover the temples were also recommended for use by anybody.
The doctors also pointed out that darker glasses are not necessarily the best ones and that costly designer models may not offer more protection than other kinds.
When you"re choosing sunglasses, look for UV-protection details on product labels. Choose sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. Skip sunglasses that neglect to offer details about their UV protection. Keep in mind that the color and degree of darkness sunglasses provide have nothing to do with the sunglasses" ability to block UV rays. Also, opt for wraparound sunglasses or close-fitting sunglasses with wide lenses that protect your eyes from every angle.
by Emily Tait