Harvard Women's Health Watch
Shopping for sunglasses
Wearing lenses that screen out harmful ultraviolet radiation is essential for keeping your eyes healthy. When you buy sunglasses, your primary aim might be to find a style that looks good on you and is comfortable. If so, like almost half of people selecting sunglasses from the racks, you’ve failed to consider the most important detail—the amount of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation the lenses screen out.