Myth: You have no control over the development of cataracts.
Fact: Although everyone will develop cataracts if they get old enough you could postpone it by ‘n few years by wearing sunglasses.
Ultraviolet exposure can also increase the risk of macular degeneration, growths on the eye, and ageing of the skin around the eyes.
Wearing sunglasses is associated with fun in the sun, but the risk of UV rays isn’t limited to summer. If you are serious about protecting your eyes you should wear sunglasses in the spring, winter, and fall as well.
When shopping for sunglasses the main focus should be the UV rating — not the price tag. It’s also important to note that darker lenses do not automatically translate into better UV protection.