• While sunglasses have many benefits, they can feel like a pain to carry everywhere. Many people may think sunglasses are only necessary for the summer and spring, but they have year-round benefits. Besides protecting you from the sun, sunglasses can prevent irritation and potential damage from the elements, avoid headaches, and help you enjoy the outdoors more. Here are 5 reasons you should wear your sunglasses more. 
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  • Protect yourself from sun damage. UV-blocking sunglasses can help protect you from several health conditions, such as cataracts, skin cancer, and age-related macular degeneration. 
  • Eyelid skin cancer. Eyelid cancer is a general term to describe several types of cancer that occur on or within the eyelid. Cancer typically appears in the form of a tumour on the eyelid’s outer surface, developing from fat and sweat glands. You increase your risk of developing eyelid cancer each time you expose yourself to the sun without effective eye protection. 
  • Drive Safer By Reducing Glare.When rain or snow hits the highway, light can reflect off of these surfaces and send light rays into your eyes. When light reflects directly into your eyes, it’s known as glare, which can cause eye strain and make it harder to see when driving. A pair of polarized sunglasees can help reduce glare when driving, making it easier to see what’s in front of you. 
  • Cataracts. A cataract is the clouding of your eye’s lens, typically occurring due to age. While cataracts may not affect your vision at first, they can cause you to struggle with reading, driving, and other everyday tasks. This condition happens to almost everyone with time, but exposure to UV light can accelerate cataract development. 

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